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Using charcoal for pearly whites!

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Sounds unbelievable? It seems beyond logic, but brushing your teeth with this black powder is actually going to give them a white glow. It is the new trend on social media, and people all over Pakistan are trying it out. You will be shocked to see the results of yellowing teeth first turning black and then shining bright white.

Everyone  desires white, sparkling smiles. The reason why is simple, they increase your beauty and attraction. Hence people are willing to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars to get treatments that help their teeth become pearly white. But not everyone can afford to pay this much money for teeth whitening.

So why not try an inexpensive homemade alternative first?

Charcoal and Teeth Whitening

Just the sound of using charcoal in your mouth leaves a bitter taste, doesn’t it? But you will be surprised to know that it actually does not have any taste at all. For centuries, this agent has been used to clean up the body and rid it of poisonous chemicals.

It is also totally safe to ingest! There are quite a few people who ingest activated charcoal when they intake some kind of allergen or gluten added food item. This helps in reducing any kind of intestinal distress or inflammation.

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Does it Really Clean up the Teeth?

Activated charcoal has adhesive properties, which means that it absorbs quickly. This means that it can absorb all bacteria, toxins and stains from your mouth.

When you use it for your teeth, it combines with the plaque and absorbs all the toxic chemicals form the teeth and gums. Not only does it get rid of bacteria, germs and bad breath, it also helps in removing yellow stains and preventing gingivitis.

How to Use Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

The process is pretty simple as activated charcoal is easily available in the market. Here are the things that you will need in order to start cleaning with the magical black powder:

  • A toothbrush
  • Cup for rinsing mouth
  • Charcoal powder
  • Water

activated-charcoal-whiten-teeth copyCharcoal powder is easily available in most pharmacies across Pakistan, at very affordable prices.

The process is simple and easy, albeit a little messy. But even one time use will help you see results. Here is how to do it:

  • Take your toothbrush and wet it with water.
  • Spread the powder on the toothbrush carefully. You can also use loose powder if you wish.
  • Now start brushing your teeth. Brush with gentle strokes for 3-5 minutes. Spit out and rinse your mouth carefully. Brush your tongue and wash it with water too.

You should only brush three days or five days in a row, once daily. After this course is done, don’t repeat for a few months. Then do it again in the same manner. Try it and see how charcoal works for teeth whitening yourself!

June 6, 2017
Dental is part of the Medical News Group of publications which in 1968 became the pioneer of medical journalism in Pakistan. Medical News is the only periodical in Pakistan which has 3 simultaneous editions from Karachi, Islamabad and online.

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