Vegetable charcoal or activated charcoal is known for its benefits on gastric problems. Recently, it has also become a fashion to make teeth white. Is it true ? Vegetable charcoal has substances common to those found in toothpaste, so it has many sanitizing properties. Indeed, it acts like a magnet with a detoxifying effect capable of capturing particles on the surface of the teeth.
Bicarbonate fights acids and at the same time prevents cavities from setting in. In addition to fluoride, it acts effectively on both bacteria and tartar and contributes to good breath. In addition, this agent remains gentle on the gums and enamel. Economical and practical, it is a real asset to lighten the teeth.
Several fruits could have nutritional properties not only for the stomach but also for the teeth. Some components of lemon, strawberry, banana or orange peels could help remove stains and dental plaque. Scientifically, the whitening effects of these fruits are not proven.