No, you didn’t read that wrong and yes, it’s ok to be skeptical when told your teeth have to be coal-black before they turn sparkling white.
When we say coal-black it is not only a figure of speech but the actual remedy for stained, yellow, enamel-chipped teeth and even foul breath, is coal.
Activated charcoal that is, the oxidized version of the one used for summer barbecues. You can find activated charcoal at pharmacies and health stores in tablet or capsule form.
Coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, improper brushing and even advancing age take their toll on the appearance of teeth staining them and darkening their color . There are lots of methods for whitening teeth, like brushing, bleaching pen, laser bleaching, and bleaching strips but all of this are either chemical-based or enamel-damaging.
Activated charcoal on the other hand, is cheap, safe and natural and you only need to mix it with water.
Break 2 tablets of charcoal and pour the powder you obtained in a small cup. Add a small amount of water and mix thoroughly to form a paste. Apply the paste on all exposed teeth using a clean toothbrush and gently brush the teeth for at least 5-6 minutes. Rinse and enjoy cleaner, whiter teeth.
As activated charcoal is all natural and non-damaging this remedy can be used as often as needed and is most efficient when applied regularly every week.