What is Activated Charcoal

Oral hygiene and teeth whitening products are increasingly introducing Activated Charcoal as an ingredient in their products, but what does activated charcoal do and how does activated charcoal work?

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is "activated" by processing it at very high temperatures. The high temperatures change its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area. This results in a charcoal that is more porous than regular charcoal.

How does Activated Charcoal Work?

Activated charcoal is formed when common charcoal is heated in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of pores. This porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules such as toxins and gases. These pores are good at trapping chemicals and preventing their absorption.

How does Activated Charcoal whiten teeth

Activated charcoal whitens teeth by absorbing plaque and other teeth-staining compounds. It also acts as a mild abrasive to scrub and clean the tooths surface. 

Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder

Activated charcoal tooth powder naturally cleans, polishes, and whitens your teeth, while strengthening gums and removing toxins and bad breath. BlackBlanc's premium formula contains food-grade Activated Charcoal derived from organic coconut shells, which thoroughly cleans and deeply moisturises the mouth, preventing new stains from attaching to the tooth's surface and ensuring a healthy and confident smile.

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

White Glo Deep Stain Remover Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste is an advanced extra-strength whitening toothpaste that has been formulated to remove deep stains and discolouration. It is formulated with highly absorbent activated charcoal to trap colour particles and to help penetrate and draw out stubborn stains. The low-abrasion formula with nano-charcoal technology assures it is safe on enamel and protects against cavities.

Activated Charcoal Infused Bamboo Toothbrush

The BlackBlanc Charcoal Infused Bamboo Toothbrush allows you to care for the environment and your teeth at the same time. This toothbrush features soft micro slim-tip activated Charcoal-infused bristles, and has an environmentally friendly biodegradable bamboo handle. The antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of activated charcoal help to clean and purify teeth and gums, removing and reducing plaque build up and odour-causing bacteria. The detoxifying properties of charcoal also help to eliminate chlorine and other harsh chemicals found in tap water. In conjunction with brushing, the charcoal works to help keep bacteria at bay whilst absorbing toxins and restoring the whiteness of teeth.