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One of the trends in recent years, thanks to YouTube and social media, is brushing with charcoal powder. With claims that it is absorbent and removes stains and toxins, charcoal powder appears to be flying off shelves!

However, dental professionals warn that this abrasive substance can lead to enamel deterioration and tooth erosion. When enamel is lost, teeth become sensitive and are more susceptible to erosion and decay. With all the safe ways to whiten teeth, our office highly recommends not using charcoal powder.

If you have questions about safely whitening your teeth, please visit our office by calling 724-775-4860 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to help.