Activated Charcoal and Teeth Whitening

CWD-EditorCosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening

Activated charcoal has been used for centuries for a multitude of purposes including treatment for illnesses and the production of bronze. It has antiseptic properties that ward against diseases and promote overall health. But in recent years, it has become increasingly popular to whiten your teeth. But the question arises, does it whiten your teeth? The answer is yes.

Activated charcoal whitens teeth and leaves people with a brighter smile that lasts. It absorbs discoloration on the teeth and binds to the plaque. This gives teeth a whiter and brighter appearance. Teeth whitening can be a tedious task. But with activated charcoal, it’s very simple. It can be a great addition to your toothpaste or applied with a toothbrush a few times a week.

Be sure to consult with a dental professional before using this product. While it is great for whitening your teeth, if used too much it can be abrasive and cause damage to your teeth. At Cottonwood Dental we pride ourselves on promoting healthy, natural and safe alternatives for teeth whitening treatments. If you are looking for a way to achieve a brighter smile, contact us today at (505) 899-7645 to make an appointment. Located on ABQ’s Westside on 528 & Ellison.


About The Author

Dr. David Giaquinto, DDS

Dentist at Cottonwood Dental

Dentistry is a profession that requires many layers of knowledge and training. My background encompasses three post-grad degrees along with a command of aesthetics and precision. Both of those are necessary when creating the great results that we promise our patients. Being a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Marquette University School of Dentistry has provided me with a launching point for my practice at Cottonwood Dental. My ongoing research… [Read full bio]