How to whiten teeth with activated charcoal

So I saw this on pinterest and did lots of googling to find out whether or not this worked and then finally bought some on Amazon… I think it was like 10 Oz for $6. So I tried it and I think it worked!  You be the judge…
You will need:
Activated charcoal- crushed
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Floss
Water
Towel

OK so some of that’s redundant because you need those just to brush your teeth, but that’s step 1- brush your teeth as normal.  Then note the color of your teeth before.

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Then I poured a little charcoal into the lid and crushed it. Try to get it as powdery as possible because the chunks feel unpleasant. Keep a towel handy because this stuff is a little messy.

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Then I rubbed my toothbrush all in that…. You can use the same toothbrush because it comes off really easily.

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Then brush your teeth with it.  You don’t need to brush harder or longer,  just like normal.
Then I let it sit for just a few minutes.  I clean my face during that time.
Side note: eww lol
P. S.  Don’t worry about taste,  there isn’t really a noticeable one.   Also,  while some sites say swallowing it can be helpful in a cleanse,  it is generally used in hospitals to deal with poisonings and overdoses… Sooo I would personally not recommend swallowing it.

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Then rinse your mouth out with water.   I used my finger to help clean off the charcoal.
Don’t forget to floss because some gets stuck between your teeth.
And then step back and admire your slightly whiter teeth.   I think with regular use,  you will see lasting results.  Plus,  from what I have read it’s easier on your teeth than baking soda.

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So what do you think?

Also as a side note,  charcoal is supposed to help keep the litter box fresh.  I’ve only done it for 2 days but it seems to be helping!!!

– Taylor Luster

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