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Why You Should Avoid Charcoal Toothpaste At All Costs

Nov 5, 2018

Toothbrush with black charcoal toothpaste

Why You Should Avoid Charcoal Toothpaste At All Costs

Charcoal toothpaste is the latest fad that everyone is being led to believe will give them the dazzling white teeth they have always craved.

Well, I’m sorry to break it to you but using charcoal toothpaste to brush your teeth is one of the worst things you can ever do.

Don’t get me wrong, charcoal toothpaste will give you the whiteness you’ve always wanted, but it will come at a damaging cost by totally scrubbing off the top layer of your enamel.

Toothbrush with black charcoal toothpaste

So while you will have clean, white teeth, they will ultimately be thinner and weaker and more likely to develop cavities or even break than if you used traditional toothpaste.

Although your enamel is incredibly tough, it has been found that excessive force while simply brushing your teeth can eventually erode it. If you are one of those types of people then throwing charcoal toothpaste in the melting pot could be immensely dangerous.

You see most charcoal toothpaste doesn’t even contain fluoride, which is essential for teeth especially in areas like Stoke-on-Trent and Glasgow where the water companies do not include fluoride in the water.

Charcoal does in fact have many health benefits. It can help delay the effects of premature ageing. It can also be used to reduce the swelling from insects and eradicate oily skin. Just do not put it in your mouth!

It just goes to show how desperate we are as a society to look good. It also demonstrates exactly how much influence social media and marketing managers have over us.

The health and beauty industry has been rife with dietary fads and beauty “tips” for years as they know people will do anything to look slimmer, stay younger and reinvigorate their skin. Unfortunately, these campaigns are playing on our emotions and making us believe that they have found the miracle cure. In reality all they have done is tap into your psyche and convince you to part with your money.

People have died from taking unlicensed slimming pills they have bought on the internet due to the power of the words and images firms have used to market these products. We have also seen celebrities with huge influence on their social media following endorsing beauty products that have turned out to have no or very little value.

Teenagers especially nowadays are more likely to be influenced by what they see on social media and the internet than the traditional and regulated Press. And because they are more likely to be swayed by impressive before and after pictures and video testimonials of happy customers, they are more likely to believe that than actually reading the cold hard facts from the professionals for themselves.

So next time you are walking down the shopping aisle and need some new toothpaste, please do not be tempted to pick up a tube of charcoal toothpaste. Not only is it expensive, it will also do more damage than good to your pearly whites.

If you do want dazzling white teeth then please contact our professional team of dentists and hygienists today. We offer a professional teeth whitening service that will dazzle your friends, keep your teeth in tip top condition and which won’t break the bank. Call our team at Grosvenor Dental Practice on 01782 848708 today.