How To Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is one of the most effective natural methods to whiten teeth without the use of any chemical-laden tooth whitening gels, trays and strips. Chemical based tooth whitening procedures can whiten you teeth for some time, but they may damage your tooth enamel and cause harm to your gum tissue. We have already told you How to whiten teeth with baking soda. Here at, we are going to tell you how to whiten teeth with activated charcoal.

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Steps to follow:

The first step you'll need to take in order to whiten your teeth is to purchase activated charcoal capsules. You'll be able to find these in many health food shops, pharmacies or through the Internet.

Carefully open an activated charcoal capsule or pill, and put its contents into your mouth. Wrap the empty case of the capsule in a tissue paper, and throw it in the trash. It is better to re-close the empty capsule shell before throwing it away. Don’t just throw the empty shell in the dust bin, as even a minor bit of the charcoal powder can stain your entire bin.

How To Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal - Step 1

Then, use a separate toothbrush to use especially with the activated charcoal. Brush the charcoal powder on your teeth with the help of this brush, making sure that all the exposed parts of your teeth are covered with the black powder.

How To Whiten Teeth With Activated Charcoal - Step 2

Rinse the toothbrush in a running faucet, and keep it aside.


You have to keep the charcoal in your mouth for a few minutes, during which you can take your shower, wash your hair, or do any other activity that you want.


After these minutes have passed, you can spit out the charcoal directly in a drain. Do not spit in a basin, as it may blacken and stain it, especially if it is ceramic.


Open your mouth and rinse it directly in the running water, preferably from the shower head. Keep rinsing and spitting out, until your mouth becomes completely clear of the charcoal.


Last but not least, brush your teeth with your regular toothbrush, and rinse off.


Activated charcoal will help you get rid of stains created by coffee, wine, plaque and others but will not bleach your teeth due to natural yellowing. For yellow teeth, check our articles on how to whiten teeth fast.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Activated charcoal can stain your clothes so make sure not to wear anything too special while performing this routine, or wear an old t-shirt you don't want to wear any more.
  • Some people recommend whitening your teeth with activated charcoal directly in the shower to avoid all the mess and inconvenience.

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