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Activated charcoal

What’s your experience with patients who use activated charcoal weekly to remove stains? We recently had a patient in who previously was noted as having heavy stain throughout. She started using the AC 2-3 x week and only light stain was noted at her recall appt.



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I’ve never heard of activated charcoal for stain but I’m very interested if it works! I have a patient that has such heavy staining every 6 months from coffee. I’ve tried suggesting everything I can think of to help and the patient is trying their best also with no results.

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This particular patient buys it in capsule form at a local health food store, opens capsule and pours charcoal on toothbrush. Brushes with this 3x week.

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I’ve watched a youtube video on it. The purpose is to remove stain and whiten teeth. I haven’t personally tried it.

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