Believe it or not, this thing that can stain your clothes can actually help whiten your teeth.
We don’t blame you for being skeptical that charcoal, yes charcoal, could actually help whiten teeth because you’ve probably seen the cleaning nightmare it causes.
However, did you know that activated charcoal can actually be helpful in changing the pH and health of the mouth? It’s also effective in preventing cavities and killing the bad bacteria present in tooth decay and gingivitis. It can also pull toxins from the mouth and removes stains from your teeth.
Excited to try? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Put some activated charcoal powder onto a clean, wet toothbrush.
2. Lean over a plastic bag to protect your sink and brush in small, gentle circles for 2 minutes.
Warning: Your mouth will be completely black and scary looking but that’s how it should be during this treatment.
3. Spit carefully and rinse really well. All of the black washes away and it makes your teeth feel extremely clean and smooth.