How to Whiten Your Teeth with Activated Charcoal

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Like most moms of little ones, I drink coffee like it’s going out of style. It’s my life’s blood, the nectar of the gods. I love it almost as much as I love my kids, and some days, more. But my teeth don’t love it so much.

The years of sleepless nights and coffee guzzling haven’t been kind to my pearly whites (now, more like pearly yellows). An expensive professional teeth whitening just isn’t in the cards, and I don’t love the harsh chemicals in most whitening treatments. Plus, the price tag on those isn’t exactly cheap either.

I heard the use of Activated Charcoal as a toothpaste a few times per week could bring my teeth back to their glory days, so I thought it was worth a try.

If you are looking for a natural, inexpensive way to whiten your teeth, here’s:

How to Whiten Your Teeth with Activated Charcoal

You can order Activated Charcoal on in pill form or in powder form. I picked up some pills at a local store, but next time around I’ll order powder. I found the pills to be a little messy.

Activated Charcoal Pills

The pills I used were a little difficult to open by hand, so I snipped the end with scissors and poured the powder onto a wet tooth brush.

Activated Charcoal whiten teeth

If your tooth brush is wet, the charcoal will make a paste as soon as you start brushing. Carefully, dab the charcoal on your front teeth (to keep it from spilling all over the bathroom counter), then begin brushing as usual. I took an extra long time with my brushing, then let the charcoal sit on my teeth for a minute or so after I finished. Afterwards, they felt AMAZING. Super clean.

I recommend once per day for a week or two.

And here’s what my teeth looked like after about a week!

before after whitening

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Marie Osborne is a wife, mama, and blogger who loves Jesus and large non-fat lattes. As a former high school theater geek, she currently uses all her acting and vocal training reading "Mr. Brown Can Moo" and singing "The Wheels on the Bus" before night-night time. When she isn't laughing (loudly) with her 30-something husband, chatting (loudly) with her girlfriends, singing (loudly) with her 3-year-old son, or feeding (quietly... for the time being) her 8-month-old twins, she's probably pumping and binge watching Netflix. You can find her on her blog encouraging, challenging, and laughing from under a pile of diapers.

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