Who has never dreamed of sporting a radiant smile in a perfect white slightly pearly like the Hollywood stars ? Bright white teeth are often associated with good health. Yet pristine white has never been the natural color of the tooth . Consisting of a thin layer of translucent enamel under which most of its material (dentin) is found, its original color varies from ivory to light beige. Just like the eyes or the hair, the shade then depends on the genetic heritage of each one. So there’s no point in beating down on those poor teeth when they’re not as milky as in toothpaste ads.
That said, the dentition inevitably takes on an aesthetic aspect, a source of greater self-confidence or, on the contrary, of complexity. So, if you find that your smile is yellowed,
natural solutions allow them to regain a beautiful whiteness . The charcoal is included. But how and when to use it? We tell you everything!
Age-old cosmetic ingredient
Exfoliation, peel off mask, cleansing gel, depilatory wax and toothpaste… with activated charcoal . More and more cosmetics available in pharmacies, drugstores and even supermarkets now contain this curious ingredient with surprising virtues . Indeed, vegetable charcoal has been used since antiquity for its cleansing and detoxifying action . Quite naturally, the pharmaceutical industry and cosmetology adopted it for the formulation of “purifying” products.
Presented in the form of powder, pastes, pastilles or capsules, pure or mixed with other ingredients, vegetable charcoal is obtained by calcining wood or other plants rich in
carbon (nut shells, bamboo, etc.) in an environment deprived of oxygen. It is therefore concentrated in pure carbon , whose porous texture with very high absorption capacity offers the
ability to remove the impurities which adhere to its surface.
Vegetable charcoal and teeth care
Many “bad” habits (too much tea, coffee, citrus fruits, tobacco, too frequent or inappropriate tooth brushing, etc.) attack the enamel and discolor or turn yellow teeth. The first thing to
do to maintain dental whiteness is to adopt a healthy diet and hygiene ! The charcoal becomes a complement care to restore the white teeth and to perpetuate. This, by neutralizing the particles responsible for stains and tooth yellowing.
Like a magnet that attracts iron, vegetable charcoal “sucks” and unclogs impurities and food residues , but also microbes from the mouth, teeth and gum line, but not only. Again thanks to its porosity, vegetable charcoal exerts an exfoliating effect which eliminates the colorings deposited on the enamel.
Vegetable charcoal toothpaste in pharmacies: which one to choose?
Gifrer laboratories offer a wide range of simple and authentic products with 99% of ingredients of natural origin.
- The Gifrer Bicare Whitening Toothpaste 75ml Coal is toothpaste enriched powdered charcoal , natural polishing agent which acts into the finer teeth grooves for deep cleaning and polishing extra-soft. This toothpaste also contains fluoride and hydrated silica to, respectively, protect the enamel and completely remove dental plaque and stains.
- For those who prefer products with a minimum of ingredients, there is also Gifrer Bicare + 60G Charcoal Whitening Powder composed only of vegetable charcoal powder and sodium bicarbonate. Two natural and ecological active ingredients , which promise you a radiant smile and impeccable oral hygiene .
- And nothing prevents you from adopting the toothbrush with bristles infused with vegetable charcoal , the Gifrer Bicare + Bamboo toothbrush with charcoal . It promotes the elimination of dental plaque while respecting the enamel. It is also an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothbrushes. Its manufacturing material, bamboo, is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Otherwise, the recipe for making homemade activated charcoal toothpaste is very simple: pour charcoal on the toothbrush, add a little water and brush as with ordinary paste. Once brushing is finished, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly. But beware: charcoal becomes abrasive if it is abused. Too frequent use will irreparably damage the enamel. The brushing with toothpaste activated carbon should therefore remain punctual (after eating highly pigmented foods such as wine or blackberry …). At most, once a week depending on the condition of the enamel and ideally once or twice a month.