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Teeth Whitening using Activated Charcoal


My Grandad is a dentist, which means that I was brought up with strict rules when it came to dental care:


Don’t eat sweets

Don’t have fizzy drinks

Brush your teeth thoroughly 

Use mouth wash


Wear your retainer for the rest of your life



It was for this reason that I never tried teeth whitening products. I heard the famous myths about long-term tooth damage and the fact that the inside of a banana skin can make them just as white. However, there is a new craze that has one-upped banana skins, and that is the use of activated charcoal. 

I started to use activated charcoal when I found out about my dairy intolerance. If I accidentally had dairy, one charcoal tablet would prevent me from spending two days in bed with sinusitis and a throat infection. It is for this reason that I got particularly excited when I discovered that activated charcoal has other magic powers. 

Coco Shine is an Australian company that sells pots of activated charcoal teeth whitening powder. All you have to do is wet your toothbrush, dip it in the powder, brush for two minutes and rinse. The real question is, did it work? And the answer is, yes! I even verified the safety of this product with my dentist Grandfather. 

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A few questions are often raised when it comes to using this product:



What actually is ‘activated charcoal’?


It’s not actually what it looks like. Aka, no one got a hammer and smashed a piece of charcoal multiple times to create a powder. What it’s typically made of is coconut shells, bone char, olive pits, coal and sawdust. The charcoal is processed with high heat, which ‘activates’ it. It is also processed in this way to rid it of any additional substances that are harmful to humans. 

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How does it make your teeth white?


The charcoal absorbs plaque and other compounds that stain teeth. This means that the chemical properties of the activated charcoal are natural teeth whiteners. Unlike most teeth whitening products, there is no bleaching involved.  

'A smile is the best make up a girl can wear.’ Truthfully, it is the best make up that anyone can wear. I personally believe that make up is simply a way of enhancing the beautiful features that you already have! 

If you want to buy your own activated charcoal powder for teeth whitening, you can get 20% if you use my code BELLA20. Visit the website

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