Who doesn’t aspire to have a dazzling smile? A radiant set of teeth can make a remarkable impression, whether it’s during a job interview or a first date. It’s no surprise that an increasing number of patients visiting Designing Smiles Dentistry inquire about methods to achieve whiter teeth. In response, a multitude of products and treatments have flooded the market, all promising a brighter smile.
One such product category that frequently piques our patients’ interest is charcoal toothpaste. On the surface, it may seem counterintuitive that a dark-colored substance like charcoal could lead to whiter teeth. Nevertheless, this is the assertion that has propelled charcoal-infused toothpaste products onto the shelves of your local grocery store and pharmacy. It has gained popularity among individuals seeking a “natural” ingredient in their teeth-whitening regimen.
Charcoal toothpaste functions as an abrasive, with the primary aim of removing stains from the teeth’s surface or even preventing the occurrence of such stains. However, with prolonged use, the abrasiveness of charcoal toothpaste can potentially erode the protective outer layer of teeth known as enamel, and it may also be harsh on the gums.
If you are on a quest for a brighter and whiter smile, we invite you to consult with our amiable dentist at Designing Smiles Dentistry. We offer safe and effective teeth whitening treatments that can be administered in our office or used conveniently at home. Feel free to reach out to us today to schedule an appointment! Your smile’s radiance is our priority.