Should you use Charcoal Toothpaste for Teeth Whitening?

We’ve had a few people ask us about charcoal toothpaste, so we thought we’d update you with the latest medical research and share a more visual experiment by a couple of young dentists.

Firstly, dentists Jay and Luke did a bit of an anecdotal experiment and filmed it for their YouTube channel, Tooth be Told. They used charcoal toothpaste for one week, measured whiteness before and after, and found that it made no difference. They also noted that it tasted particularly unpleasant.

Although this isn’t a scientific experiment, it’s good to see and hear results from real people who happen to be experts in this field.

To find move conclusive results, we turn to The Journal of the American Dental Association. Their research indicates that further studies need to be carried out, but through looking at 118 eligible articles conclude there’s insufficient evidence to be able to recommend charcoal toothpaste as a way of whitening your teeth.

In summary, if you are going to try charcoal toothpaste, please make sure it contains fluoride otherwise you will need to brush again with another toothpaste.

If you really want to get whiter teeth then please book in for a consultation with Bridge Dental Clinic where we will assess you for a custom tooth whitening kit.