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Is Activated Charcoal Safe for Teeth?

You may have recently seen popular YouTubers and DIY “health experts” demonstrating the amazing tooth whitening power of activated charcoal. The instructions are simple: place activated charcoal on a toothbrush and brush in small circles before rinsing. It works, too. In some instances, teeth can become visibly whiter after just one treatment.

Here’s the rub: activated charcoal is not actually safe for your teeth. In fact, it’s downright unsafe.

Holiday Teeth Whitening

If your teeth look dingy, yellowed, or stained, they can make you feel self-conscious, less confident, and unwilling to smile. Fortunately, these issues can easily be dealt with long before this year’s holiday parties. All they require is a call to NYC Smile Design to schedule a teeth whitening treatment.

Smilestones? Five Momentous Occasions That Deserve a Perfect Smile

Life is full of milestones. Your first day at a new school. Your first kiss. The first time you fall in love. Your first experience with failure. Your first experience with overcoming exceptional odds. All of these moments are worthy of pause and reflection. All of these moments build memories and inform who you become – who you are and where you’re going.

A Smile as Bright as the Stars

The stars that shine in our nighttime sky – outside of the city at least – are primarily hydrogen and helium. Your smile, no matter how hard you try, will never be as bright. But our earthly stars – those who shine on screen and stage – have teeth just like yours and, just like just like you, must put effort into keeping those teeth bright, straight, and attractive.

When are Porcelain Veneers Best for Teeth Whitening?

Tooth discoloration is one of the most common reasons to seek cosmetic dentistry. We offer both in office at take home teeth whitening at our NYC office – and these options are fine for people with surface stains. But what happens if your staining is deeper or your discoloration is more pronounced? In these cases, our cosmetic dentists will likely recommend a more advanced option such as porcelain veneers.

Types of Stains

There are two types of tooth stains:

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