If you are concerned about your dental aesthetics and your smile, you have surely investigated on your own how to achieve brighter teeth. Whitening continues to be one of the most demanded treatments today. One of the most fashionable procedures is activated charcoal for teeth whitening. Unfortunately, when it comes to this matter, all that glitters is not gold.
There’s something undeniable about activated charcoal: it’s all the rage. It is very easy to find information, posts and publications on social networks of celebrities and influencers who promote it. It is a trend that is difficult to escape. It promises results, speed and, in addition, it is economical. This has made it a choice for many people, oblivious to the drawbacks that can arise.
What do we have to know about activated charcoal to whiten teeth?
From the Advance Dental Institute, as great specialists in whitening and dental aesthetics, we want to take advantage of these lines from our blog to shed some light on this topic. Our opinion and our experience is clear: that it is fashionable does not mean that it is recommended. Quite the opposite.
Activated carbon is based on the use of different chemical processes or steam subjected to high temperatures, turning it into a kind of sponge capable of absorbing a large amount of toxins or dirt. Its use as a whitener is based on its ability to absorb stains on the teeth. However, the risks far outweigh the benefits.
With activated charcoal to whiten teeth, we put the enamel of our teeth at risk. In the short term, we will achieve results. In the long run, we will get problems. Any specialist will make you reach this conclusion. It is the same as that obtained by the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) in a recent study.
In the same way that its abrasive power poses a threat, swallowing it also poses a health risk, since it will enter the bloodstream, reaching the organs and potentially generating serious health problems.
The best dental whitening, with a professional and experienced expert.
Specialization is a degree. We always say it. Especially in matters of health. For this reason, we recommend that you forget about activated charcoal to whiten your teeth and put yourself in the hands of professionals. Do you know what sets us apart at Advance? It’s called White Dental Beauty, our best kept secret for a bright smile.
It is a unique system, endorsed by Styleitaliano, and that allows you to obtain a perfect, long-lasting and much faster whitening. To do this, it will be based on the application of gels with carbamide peroxide, a component fully studied and of which there are no doubts about its efficacy and safety:
It is known that its intake is not harmful.
In addition, custom splints are manufactured to accommodate the bleach, which has a neutral pH that is totally gentle on tooth enamel.
If you want more information or if you want to get that smile you always dreamed of, we invite you to put yourself in our hands as soon as possible. We are looking forwaerd to see you with us!