I Brush My Teeth With Charcoal Powder—And They’ve Never Been Whiter
Dental Duty Whitening Charcoal Powder
This 4.8-ounce container is meant to be a six-month supply, but using it less frequently will make it last much longer. It’s made in the USA from 100-percent vegan ingredients and with no harmful chemicals, artificial colors, or flavors, plus it’s safe for sensitive teeth. It’s also guaranteed: If you don’t see whitening results, the company promises your money back. (Take my advice: A quick rinse of your sink after brushing will prevent staining.)
To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste
Created by a mother for her daughter, who was especially prone to cavities, this vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO toothpaste is made from a mix of activated coconut-shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic orange peel extract, and mint extract. Gentle and effective, it packs a mouth-cleaning, teeth-whitening punch for adults and kids alike.
To buy: $10, mymagicmud.com.
Burst Sonic Toothbrush
This electric toothbrush (which comes in a travel case) has a brush head made from charcoal bristles to absorb impurities. It has three brushing modes—whitening, sensitive, and massage—and a two-minute timer. It also has an optional subscription service, meaning you can get a fresh brush head delivered every quarter ($6 each), so you won’t forget to change it out.
To buy: $70, burstoralcare.com.