*BEFORE YOU READ ANY FARTHER, REST ASSURED THERE IS NO TASTE!*
All the while, I would walk by this tiny bottle at the local health food store (Sprouts) never knowing I could get my teeth quite a few shades whiter in just a few minutes.
First, let me say that I already have pretty white teeth from years of doing at home Crest White Strips — the bad news: some brands break down the enamel on your toofers! NO BUENO chiquitas! AND I got super sensitive teeth from doing at home whitening kits.
Not only that, but when I hunted down the ingredients of most teeth whitening kits you can buy, they all contained hydrogen peroxide. As I’ve heard before you can swish this around in your mouth for the same effect, which I’ve tried. No it didn’t taste weird, but here’s what else I found out:
“The legal percentage of hydrogen peroxide permitted in these kits is 0.1 per cent. The problem for consumers is that such a weak percentage won’t whiten properly, says Dr Linda Greenwall, author of Bleaching Techniques In Restorative Dentistry, and a lecturer worldwide in restorative dentistry.”
So in other words, you’re more than likely wasting money on at home kits AND if you use them too much (like I did) you can really break down your teeth. Yikes! I even noticed the tips of my teeth looking more transparent, so I stopped!
- Buy activated charcoal from your local health food store or vitamin shop OR buy on Amazon
- Break the capsule open and use HALF per person.
- Either dump onto your tooth brush or just use your finger– I used my tooth brush and brushed my teeth.
- After 5 minutes, rinse out your mouth and check out those pearly whites.
According to WebMD, ““Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.” These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.”
HMM much like trapping the plaque and removing bacteria that builds up. So not only does it WHITEN your teeth, but it helps get rid of bad breath, bacteria and clears out plaque.
I personally noticed the plaque marks (aka yellow stains) GONE after I did this for 5 MINUTES! JUST 5!!
Activated Charcoal can also be used for:
- food poisonings
- colon diseases
- teeth whitening and removing coffee stains