In recent years, the trend of using activated charcoal for a variety of uses has grown in popularity. As well as being used as an exfoliator, activated charcoal is a powerful way to whiten your smile naturally. Activated charcoal does not actually ‘whiten’ your teeth like some chemical whiteners. Instead, it works by removing the staining and discolouration from your teeth, making them appear whiter and brighter.  Teeth discolouration can occur for many reasons including from drinking wine, tea and coffee. However, if your teeth are not stained or discoloured in the first place, its unlikely you are going to see such great results.

When purchasing activated charcoal for teeth whitening, it comes in powder or toothpaste form. The powdered form is generally more messy and you can often end up getting it everywhere if you are not careful. However, many people prefer to use it in the powder form and then brush their teeth as normal after. The toothpaste form is somewhat a newer invention. It is often more expensive, but also less messy and can contain other ingredients that you would normally find in a toothpaste for good oral health.

Activated charcoal works by its pores binding with the surface stains and plaque on your teeth, making it easier to remove them. When the activated charcoal is removed from your mouth it takes the stains and plaque that it is clinging onto with it. It does this without the use of any harsh chemicals and is completely natural. At first it takes some getting used to, as your mouth and teeth will look black when brushing. However, when the activated charcoal is washed away you will be left with a brighter smile and reduced staining.

There is some debate about how often you need to use activated charcoal. I find it best to use it everyday for the first week and then every few days after that to maintain white teeth. Take a look below at our ten favourite activated charcoal products of 2018 for teeth whitening.

Curaprox Black Is White Toothpaste

Curaprox is a Swiss brand focused on healthy teeth. The Black Is White toothpaste is designed to  remove the discolouration from your teeth by using activated charcoal without the need for any bleach or other chemicals. You can also use this toothpaste as your daily toothpaste as it contains 950 ppm fluoride and strengthens oral health by protecting against tooth decay.

When you first use this toothpaste it does seem a little unusual to be brushing with a black toothpaste and takes a little getting used to at first. However, brushing is fine and tastes like normal toothpaste without any grainy bits that you find in some activated charcoal products. Activated charcoal works by removing stains from your teeth and so after the first week of using everyday, I like to use this toothpaste every few days. The results are pretty good and you see a noticeable difference within the first week. This tough whitening toothpaste may be a little expensive but is a great choice to maintain whiter and brighter teeth. This toothpaste costs roughly £20 for a tube and you can purchase easily from Amazon.

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Curaprox Black is White Charcoal Toothpaste
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£19.82

Pro Teeth Activated Charcoal Whitening Powder

This teeth whitening powder from Pro Teeth removes discolouration and staining from the surface of the teeth by using the powder to brighten your smile. The product is vegan friendly and contains no added preservatives or additives. The activated charcoal attaches to impurities and toxins to help draw them out. This teeth whitening powder is one of the top rated activated charcoal products on Amazon with over 4,000 reviews and lots of photos to see the results for yourself. To use this powder you need to brush your teeth with it for two minutes and then brush them again to remove the residue left behind. You can currently purchase this product for just £11.99 for a tub which is a lot less than some other teeth whitening products.

Cocowhite V2.0 Charcoal

You may have heard of Cocowhite from when they launched their original teeth whitening sachets using coconut oil. This new version 2 combines the original Cocowhite formula with the teeth whitening power of activated charcoal. In the packet you get 14 sachets which will last up to two weeks. It’s recommended to use each sachet in the evening for best results and I find it best to use just before brushing in the evening. Using the sachets does take some getting used to at the beginning and feels unusual in your mouth. It is suggested to keep it in your mouth for up to 15 minutes which can be difficult. When used everyday, the results are very good and you can notice a difference after the first week. A two-week supply costs £22.99 and you can purchase from a variety of websites online including the Cocowhite website.

Cocowhite V2.0 Charcoal Mint-14 Sachets
Unette - Personal Care
£22.99

Coal White Co Activated charcoal Peppermint

This advanced activated charcoal product from Coal White contains no chemicals and also comes with a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product. This high quality and effective product removes discolouration from the teeth and leaves you with a great smile. The product is in powder form which can mean it is slightly messy when using it, but most activated charcoal products are. To use the product you just need to brush your teeth with it and this one is also flavoured with peppermint to leave a fresh taste in your mouth. There are hundreds of reviews of the product online with an average rating of 4.4 and may visible results. This is also one of the cheapest products on the market and it currently available for under £10.

Beverly Hills White-Black Formula Perfect Toothpaste

If you are like me and prefer an activated charcoal toothpaste to a powder then this makes a great choice. The White-Black perfect toothpaste from Beverly Hills combines hydrated silica and activated charcoal to provide white quality teeth whitening that can be used daily. The activated charcoal removes stains from your teeth whilst you are brushing without damaging enamel. This toothpaste can be used daily as your daily teeth brushing toothpaste. The toothpaste is lower cost than some of the other whitening toothpastes out there at under £5 per tube and can make a great addition to your daily tooth care routine.

PROCOAL London Activated Charcoal Powder

PROCOAL is a UK-based company who makes their activated charcoal products right here in the United Kingdom to ensure the highest quality. This non abrasive formula lifts toxins and stains from the teeth to leave a brighter smile. It is also vegan friendly and anti bacterial to promote good oral health. Some of the stains this product can reduce include stains from wine, coffee and tea. As with most activated charcoal products, reviews mention how messy this product is to use and so will require being careful to ensure you don’t get it everywhere. You can currently purchase a tub for less than £10 on Amazon online.

Cali White Activated charcoal & Organic Coconut Oil

The Cali White whitening toothpaste is made from natural ingredients and is marketed as natures answer to teeth whitening.  The activated charcoal helps lift stains and discolouring from the teeth. This toothpaste also contains coconut oil, which we have seen in some other products such as Cocowhite. The coconut oil helps cling on to dirt and remove it from the teeth. This toothpaste is also flavoured with natural peppermint oil to leave you with a fresh taste in your mouth and give you a full oral detox. Unlike with the powders, using a toothpaste leaves you with no mess. Although slightly expensive for a toothpaste, this product does offer good value for money. The American based company was founded in 2011 and has grown rapidly with a variety of teeth whitening products.

Coalmax Teeth Whitening Powder

The Coalmax teeth whitening powder is a fast and effective teeth whitening kit to leave you with a brighter smile. The natural charcoal helps reduce discolouration that can not always be removed by brushing with toothpaste alone. The Coalmax brand is made in England and follows strict manufacturing guidelines to ensure the best quality product. As well as this it is suitable for vegetarians and there is no added fillers or binders. You can also purchase this product with a money back guarantee. There are lots of good reviews online for the whitening effects of this product and at its current price offers great value for money.

Kalkaire Activated Charcoal Natural Teeth Whitening Toothpaste

This is a fairly new toothpaste on the market, only becoming available at the start of 2018. However, it has already racked up a number of five start reviews on Amazon with many reviewers mentioning the great flavour and the visible results. This toothpaste can be used every day as your usual toothpaste to maintain good oral hygiene.  The black activated charcoal removes impurities from the teeth, leaving them healthier and stronger. You can purchase this product for around £7 on Amazon and the seller also offers  a money back guarantee.

Moody Zook Activated charcoal Powder

If you are looking for something different than a small pot or toothpaste, this bag of charcoal powder from Moody Zook makes a great choice. As it comes in a large bag you can actually use the activated charcoal for a variety of uses instead of just whitening teeth, including face masks for exfoliation. You can purchase this bag on Amazon and also get next day delivery. The natural substance binds to and helps lift stains from the surface of the teeth.