Sounds great doesn’t it, I mean Charcoal has other health benefits, so why not on teeth too?
Unfortunately, it would seem that none of the claims are true and in fact you may be damaging your teeth…
The Canadian Dental Association recently released this in their Monthly Myth Buster Series:
“Currently, there is no scientific evidence that charcoal toothpaste is better for oral health than regular fluoride toothpaste. While many charcoal toothpastes on the market claim to whiten teeth, to contain antibacterial agents, and to be natural and environmentally friendly, authors of a paper recently published in the British Dental Journal did not find any evidence supporting these benefits. It may instead be the case that people with poor oral hygiene and who use charcoal toothpaste may experience enamel damage and more cavities caused by its abrasiveness.”