20Sep, 2017

Do charcoal toothpastes live up to their advertising?

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Do your patients use or ask you about charcoal toothpastes? Maybe they’ve asked if these products have health and cosmetic benefits not available from other toothpastes, as the manufacturers of these products sometimes claim. However, researchers were unable to find scientific evidence to back up these statements in a literature review published in the¬†Journal of the American Dental Association¬†(September 2017, Vol. 148:9, pp. 661-670). “We hope our manuscript serves to prepare the dental clinicians to caution patients about the unproven health benefits of charcoal-based toothpastes and dentifrices, as well as […]