We knew you’d ask this question, so we’ve tasked our resident science geeks to create this super simple summary about charcoal teeth whitening so that all of our customers may understand the science behind the GetWhite magic.
Ok, so we all know that activated charcoal is NOT quite the same thing that you see in your fireplace or campfire after you’re done roasting your yummy vanilla marshmallows on a crisp winter’s evening.
The activated coconut shell charcoal we use in our charcoal teeth whitening products is “activated” by utilising unique steaming methods which operate at extremely high temperatures in order to remove any naturally occurring volatile molecular compounds and to separate the carbon atoms. In simple terms, when the atoms are separated, they leave space to essentially “pull in” other substances and bind to them. This occurs due to the newly created negative electrostatic charge that the atoms develop through this “activation” process.
It is essentially this new atomic charge that gives the charcoal its “activated” status.
This new electrostatic charge gives the charcoal incredible adsorption qualities that allow the carbon atoms to molecularly bind to other impurities and toxins that they come into contact with. This is why activated charcoal is commonly found in the emergency department of your local hospital and is amongst the first things that would be given to a patient who has just ingested a toxic substance. It is also known to be used in water filters to extract unwanted pollutants.
After having been used in the medical toxicology field for many years, it was recently discovered that activated charcoal also has beneficial applications for teeth whitening and the removal of extrinsic dental stains and accumulated oral toxins.
Free of fluoride, sulphates and preservatives, GetWhite Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Polish is a fusion of naturally sourced ingredients that form a charcoal toothpaste that works to whiten, clean and protect your teeth, while simultaneously helping to detoxify your inner mouth from the nasties that can cause bad breath and tooth decay.
Harnessing the unique purifying properties of activated coconut shell charcoal, we have created a charcoal teeth whitening formula that binds itself to the stubborn stains on the surface of your teeth. These stains are known in the dental profession as extrinsic or exogenous stains and are regularly caused by lifestyle factors like drinking red wine and coffee or regular smoking of cigarettes.
The pigments that give wine their colour are known as "chromogens", these particles are also what bind to your teeth and cause them to look stained and discoloured. Cigarette smoking stains teeth due to the tar and nicotine contained within the tobacco. These extrinsic stains become chemically bound to your teeth's enamel and can only be removed through the process of adsorption.
GetWhite activated coconut shell charcoal teeth whitening polish has a PH neutral formula which assists in restoring your inner mouth to a gentle equilibrium that prevents dental decay while also strengthening your teeth. The addition of sodium bicarbonate adds extra teeth whitening properties; bentonite clay creates the earthy texture of the powder and introduces organic minerals that are beneficial for oral health. A dash of peppermint oil freshens the breath while also preventing the cultivation of harmful bacteria that cause halitosis, a pinch of stevia adds a slight sweetness to the taste without ruining your PH balance. One pack contains enough activated coconut shell charcoal for 150 uses!
For those who are looking for a faster and super safe teeth whitening we created GetWhite Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Strips with a unique dual action formula combining the teeth whitening power of activated charcoal powder and sodium bicarbonate to whiten your teeth quickly and safely.
This extra strength teeth whitening formula works on a molecular level to remove most stubborn and deeply embedded stains from your enamel. After a course of strips, simply use our charcoal whitening polish to continue the whitening action and make sure you keep those nasty stains away from your teeth!
None of our products cause any damage to the teeth enamel, have no harmful chemicals and are designed to remove plaque and stubborn stains while also whitening your teeth and preventing decay and gum disease. It is completely safe to use on sensitive teeth. We would love for you to try them!