In the video, Katie wants to show you how you can make your teeth the whitest they can possibly be. She uses a substance called “activated charcoal” which is not the same as the charcoal from your barbecue grill. Activated charcoal is extremely absorbent, so it is effective at removing toxins from the body and is often used by hospitals when patients’ stomachs need to be pumped. It comes in either powder or capsule form. She does admit that it might seem scary to use this stuff on your teeth because of how black her mouth looks right after brushing with it and that it can definitely stain the sink, counter, or clothing.
However, she emphasizes that the charcoal is pulling toxins and bad bacteria from her mouth which can stain teeth as well as cause cavities and gingivitis. The process she shows is incredibly easy: she simply wets her toothbrush and dips it into the powdered charcoal; then she brushes her teeth for about 30 seconds. She rinses well and spits carefully, swishing with a small cup of water before brushing again with regular toothpaste and enjoying a fresh, clean and healthy smile. She does note that the sink needs to be wiped down immediately afterward to avoid staining, but otherwise there’s really no downside!
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