Charcoal Toothpaste – Does It Work?

In the past, charcoal was used to treat GI problems and snake bites. These days, however, many people are using it to achieve whiter, brighter smiles. They purchase charcoal powder and put it on their toothbrush or opt for a specially made toothpaste that features charcoal. If you’re on a mission to whiten your teeth, you may be wondering whether charcoal toothpaste is a viable solution. Let’s dive deeper into this question.

The truth is that charcoal powder is harsh and may erode your tooth enamel. If it does this, your teeth may appear dull rather than whiter. In addition, you may increase your risk of sensitive gums or cavities. Also, if you have dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or bridges, they may become discolored.

If you’d like to whiten your teeth in a safe, efficient way, consider professional teeth whitening at River Run Dental. We use the Zoom! Professional Whitening System to help teeth become up to eight shades lighter. If you opt for Zoom!, you can also expect custom whitening trays that you can take home for touch ups.

Whether you’re bothered by the color of your teeth because of smoking, drinking coffee or wine, poor oral hygiene, or another reason, you can’t go wrong with Zoom! It can improve your smile and confidence.

Schedule Professional Teeth Whitening at River Run Dental

If you’re interested in Zoom! Professional Teeth Whitening, call us at (804) 409-0387 to schedule an appointment at our Richmond, VA dental office. We look forward to meeting you and educating you further on how it works.