Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening
Whiten your teeth the natural way!
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder that is very absorbent. It is created, or activated, by carbonizing organic matter. Coconut shells are what most of the activated charcoal is made from. This process increases the absorbency of the molecules so that more toxins and impurities can be absorbed.
How Charcoal Works
Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent substance. It removes toxins when they adhere to the surface of the charcoal. It is not absorbed by the body, but passes through the GI system, so chemicals and toxins adhere to it, which then pass through the body and are expelled by the digestive system.
How Does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth?
Even though it temporarily makes the mouth look extremely black, it has the same effect as it does when ingested: it pulls toxins from the mouth and removes stains. Further research showed that activated charcoal can actually be helpful in changing the pH and health of the mouth, and as such is effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis.