Charcoal toothpaste leaves your teeth clean, white, and sparkling. It may have that messy black shade but it definitely does the work. There’s a proper way of using activated charcoal toothpaste and it should be strictly followed in order to make the most out of this product.
So before you go out and use charcoal toothpaste in the same way as regular toothpaste, hold your reins. There are a few things that you should know about it. For starters, there are some items that must be at your disposal. Here’s some info that could come handy:
- Charcoal toothpaste could stain.
It is best to use a dedicated toothbrush for charcoal toothpaste. There are activated charcoal toothbrushes also available these days and these are the ones that are ideal to use with charcoal toothpaste, and it’s mainly because they come in the same shade. Also, the charcoal toothpaste could also stain your sink and counter so be very careful when using it.
- Always read the label.
Charcoal toothpaste comes in many forms. Some are sold in powder form while others come in capsule form. Always be sure of what you’re buying. If either of these two is the one you bought, carefully read and follow the instructions on the label.
- Charcoal toothpaste works well with a wet toothbrush.
The charcoal powder will stick better to a wet toothbrush. You must also place your toothbrush on top of a paper towel if ever you need to put it down. This way, you keep the stains away from the counter and sink. Carefully brush your teeth, making sure that the toothpaste won’t get into any part of your body or clothes.
- Use a cup if you need to spit.
It pays to have a cup handy where you can spit periodically. Doing so also keeps the stain off your sink and makes cleaning up so much easier. Carefully dispose of the contents of the cup. It’s best if you flush it in the toilet instead.
- Rinse your mouth well.
Your teeth and your tongue are going to have that ugly shade of black right after using charcoal toothpaste so be sure to rinse very well. You may use another toothbrush to clean your tongue to get rid of the residue. After rinsing well, you’ll see the nice effect of the toothpaste.
Using charcoal toothpaste may be a little bit complicated but with the benefits that you’ll reap from using it, you’ll gladly keep up with all these rituals. You’ll get used to these new brushing habits after just a few uses. After all, you’ll only use charcoal toothpaste twice to thrice a week. Any more than that may damage the tooth enamel.
Always read the label to be sure. All manufacturers will recommend the best way of using their product. Some may say that you can use their charcoal toothpaste thrice to five days in a row, but its use has to be stopped for another month. Adhere to the instructions for the best possible experience.