There are many different teeth whitening methods to choose from. Light activated, whitening strips and even home remedies just to name a few. Recently, however, one major trend has become increasingly popular: charcoal teeth whitening.
While charcoal-based products may initially rid the surface of the tooth of any stains, this popular fad may actually be doing more harm than it does good for your dental health.
In fact, according to a recent issue from the Journal of the American Dental Association, there is actually no evidence that supports charcoal dental products as a safe or effective method for teeth whitening.
Materials found in charcoal products are abrasive on your teeth. The gritty texture harshly scrubs the surface of your teeth, which wears down tooth enamel – something that does not grow back.
Ironically, a method that is meant to brighten your smile can actually have the opposite effect. Frequent use has been known to leave teeth a gray or even yellowish color. And, charcoal teeth whitening methods have also been known to remove good bacteria which helps with digestion.
If you’re looking for a bright white smile this summer, there are many safer and much more effective teeth whitening methods for you to choose from.
For example, our cosmetic dentistry experts here at Buhite & Buhite, DDS offer Zoom, BriteSmile and GLO Science Pro, all of which can whiten teeth in just one hour.
We understand the importance of a beautiful and healthy smile, so let us help to steer you in the right direction when deciding on the right teeth whitening procedure for you.