What Is Going On With Charcoal In Oral Care
Posted on August 06 2019
Presently people seek out charcoal containing products for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that it is perceived as a natural product. Activated charcoal is made by burning natural materials and processing it into a fine powder. It is a fine-grained black powder made from a variety of natural substances, such as coconut shells, olive pits, slowly burned wood, and peat. The powder becomes activated when oxidized under extreme heat. Activated charcoal is very porous and highly adsorbent. It also has a wide surface area.
Although it is definitely the “it” ingredient of the moment, charcoal is not a new ingredient to oral care. Activated charcoal’s adsorbent nature has been referenced in medical literature for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans were known to include finely ground charcoal in their tooth-cleaning formulas. In the early 1800s, activated charcoal started to gain prominence as a treatment for accidental ingestion of poison. Including charcoal in oral care products continued into the 1930s and 1940s, with formulas advertised in the United States. Because it can stop certain types of poison from being absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream, it is still used for this purpose today. It can also counteract drug overdoses.
Unlike absorbent substances, activated charcoal’s adsorbent nature allows it to bind to toxins and odors, rather than soaking (absorbing) them up. With that said activated charcoal may be able to fight bad breath. Most bad breath issues are thought to be caused by inadequate oral hygiene. Every surface inside your mouth your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue can grow bacteria. When a less than thorough brushing leaves behind food particles and flossing routine, bacteria feed on the leftover food and overgrow. Long-term neglect of proper oral care can even lead to periodontitis, a gum infection, which can cause persistent bad breath. Instead of trying to munch on mints all day, which can cause a sugar overload, and feed the problem. Use a quality Fairywill tooth cleaning product and excellent technique to get your mouth properly clean.
You can find an array of dental products containing activated charcoal on store shelves, from toothpastes to kits. Now charcoal toothpaste has joined charcoal facemasks and charcoal ice cream in the list of products that are part of this charcoal trend. If you would like to try activated charcoal to whiten your teeth, you can purchase it as a powder from Fairywill today.