The beauty and wellness worlds have been majorly obsessed with charcoal lately. Because of all the health benefits, activated charcoal has been popping up in everything from face masks to deodorant to matcha lattes. This insta-worthy ingredient is said to help detoxify your body, alleviate allergies and even help hangovers. But probably the most popular way I’ve been seeing people use charcoal is to whiten their teeth. So of course, I was intrigued. Does charcoal toothpaste really help whiten teeth? Keep on reading to hear my thoughts on this buzzy new way to brush your teeth!
CHARCOAL FOR TEETH
Since I’m always on the hunt for a whiter, healthier smile, I decided why not see what all this charcoal hype is about. I was hesitant to try any of the charcoal toothpastes that pop up on my Instagram feed because of how messy charcoal products tend to be. So when I saw Crest came out with a mess-free option, I knew I had to try it. The new Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Charcoal gives you a super clean, brighter looking smile without all the mess of your average charcoal toothpaste.
When I squeezed it onto my brush for the first time I was happy to see the toothpaste wasn’t actually black. It has white and grey stripes and actually lightens as you brush. I loved the long-lasting minty taste and how it didn’t get my whole face or my bathroom sink covered in black residue. After a few days of using it, I really noticed my teeth were whiter!
If you’re not completely sold on charcoal toothpaste, Crest also just launched their 3D White with Coconut Oil, which I also love. It has the yummiest vanilla mint flavor and leaves my teeth feeling fresh. I like switching off between the two! You can pick them both up ($6.99 each) at your local CVS and when you buy 3, you’ll get $5 ExtraBucks to spend at CVS.
- Removes surface stains (wine, coffee, tea etc)
- Whitens teeth
- Eliminates bacteria
- Strengthens teeth
- Fights cavities
- Gives you fresh breath
Have you tried the charcoal trend? Let me know some of your favorite charcoal products in the comments below?