From black to white, this emerging all natural teeth whitening trend is getting some much needed attention. Activated charcoal is the new organic, kosher, odorless and tasteless option when it comes to teeth whitening alternatives. Activated charcoal is produced by heating wood (or another high-carbon product) to high temperatures, and then oxidizing it.

Safely contrived from all natural wood or coconut shell sources, this powerful powder contains highly absorbent properties that remove surface stains on the teeth including coffee, tea and wine. Continuous oral use has been shown to drastically pull discoloring residue from tooth surfaces. Just carefully apply the powder with a mixture of water or traditional toothpaste, scrub for two to five minutes and rinse. Some worry about the abrasive natures of the charcoal in conjunction to tooth enamel, yet to be determined, has users in such cases spot-correcting in substitution for actual brushing of the substance onto the teeth. Don’t forget to show your tongue some love, this powder changes the PH balance in the mouth to also assist in expelling bacteria and toxins that contribute to bad breath.

This wonder substance has also been used for decades as a natural food & alcohol poisoning treatment. In these instances the activated charcoal serves as a major toxin absorbent when ingested into the body, speeding up recovery and expelling of harmful chemicals. The porous surface of activated charcoal has a negative electric charge that causes positive charged toxins and gas to bond with it. Once bonded the toxins are then naturally flushed from the digestive system instead of being soaked up into the bloodstream.

Available worldwide in capsule or ultra fine powder form, and inexpensively accessible, this product is worth a taste. If you aren’t afraid to get a little dirty, blackout your mouth with this harmless substance.

If worried, ask your dentist before using.