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If you’ve heard of charcoal teeth whitening, you might be wondering whether it actually makes your pearly whites pearlier. Here’s all you need to know, in the words of a teeth whitening expert from Basildon.

It will come as no surprise that the state of our teeth has a direct and significant bearing on our confidence. According to a recent survey, more than 25% of the recipients admitted to not being happy with their teeth, with two-thirds admitting their teeth had an adverse effect on their self-esteem.

This lack of confidence means we are less likely to smile for photographs, or we are inclined to hide our grins behind an embarrassed hand whenever we laugh. It’s remarkable how far-reaching the impact of stained teeth can be — it can influence everything from our love lives to our chances of landing a dream job.

Over the past ten years, teeth whitening has become a global industry. It seems not a day goes by without a new product claiming to rejuvenate and brighten your teeth — the solutions range from DIY home kits to oil pulling.

Given the boom in popularity regarding activated charcoal teeth whitening, we thought we’d compile everything you need to know about the famous black paste and discuss whether it’s too good to be true, or whether it’s worth a try.

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Tooth whitening involves lightening teeth while removing stains and discolouration. Dental teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures around today for one big reason — whitening can seriously improve your overall appearance. Teeth whitening can give back the appearance of healthy young teeth in no time at all. Having said this, it isn’t a one-off procedure. To keep your teeth looking bright and white, it needs to be a repeat procedure and you will need to take good care of your teeth between visits to your dentist.

Curious about charcoal teeth whitening Discover if it really works and explore effective teeth whitening options at Tooth Doctor.What Is Charcoal Teeth Whitening?

Charcoal teeth whitening is a craze that has blown up Pinterest and YouTube over the past few years. Bloggers and vloggers everywhere are proclaiming it as the path to whiter teeth — removing stains caused by red wine, curry and tea with minimal hassle. But what is it, exactly?

Activated charcoal is usually made from either coconut shell or coal, which is heated up (this is what “activates” it) and ground to form a finely milled carbon powder. Due to the activation process, the powder has small, low volume pores, which greatly increases its surface area.

Does Teeth Whitening Charcoal Work?

One theory is that activated charcoal works because the nano-sized pores in activated charcoal bind to tooth staining agents, thereby removing stains. It’s an interesting theory, but unfortunately, it has never been formally proven — there is not a single piece of clinical research either proving or disproving activated charcoal teeth whitening.

According to the spokesperson for the American Dental Association, Dr Kim Harms,

“There’s no evidence at all that activated charcoal does any good for your teeth. Like any abrasive, we’re worried about the effects on the gums and enamel on the teeth. We don’t know about the safety and effectiveness of it.”

So why do some people swear by charcoal? The answer could be all about perceptual improvement in white colour — you are, after all, coating your teeth in a black paste and then wiping it off. This can be enough to convince your mind that your teeth are even whiter than before, even if there has been no real change.

Boutique Whitening at Tooth Doctor - Dentist in Essex and ThurrockConsider Boutique Whitening as an Alternative to Charcoal Teeth Whitening

If you’re looking for a noticeable difference in the whiteness of your teeth, here at Tooth Doctor, we recommend Boutique Whitening. Boutique Whitening is a premium, quality whitening gel that delivers visible and impressive results — most patients will see a noticeable improvement in just a few days.

What’s more, Boutique is convenient for all lifestyles, as it whitens your smile with only one hour of wear time each day. Or, if you prefer, you can choose Boutique by Night, which works its magic while you slumber.

Why Choose Tooth Doctor to Get Your Teeth Whitened?

Our experts at the Tooth Doctor clinic provide prompt and professional teeth whitening treatment. Our dentists are expertly trained, GDC registered dentists. We use only whitening methods that are proven to get superior results — such as Boutique and Philips Zoom. We have created thousands of happy smiles and we know how to tailor our treatments to suit your requirements.

If you’re looking to whiten your teeth, Tooth Doctor has clinics in Basildon and Stanford-Le-Hope. We’ll let you know beforehand whether your gums and teeth are suitable for the whitening treatment before making upper and lower impressions of your teeth and creating custom trays. We’ll make your teeth whiter by up to six shades in just one hour — with the added confidence teeth whitening gives you, you’re open to a world of possibilities.

Our teeth whitening treatments start from just £300. Get in touch with us today and book an online teeth whitening consultation to find out what our friendly team of experts can do for you and how we can make you smile.

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What Our Patients Say

Hay CHay C
10:35 23 Apr 24
I wanted to improve my smile for my wedding. I had a hygiene clean & teeth whitening. As someone who dreads the dentist they made me feel comfortable whilst being professional. Reccomend.
Terry WilliamsTerry Williams
14:47 02 Apr 24
Chelcie JollyChelcie Jolly
20:30 15 Mar 24
I went to Brentwood dentist very nervous because of bad experiences priorAnd I had such a good experience with Anthony the dentist there he is so patient calming and kind and I will be going to only from now onI thought he deserves a review and for fellow nervous patients i highly recommend
Carmen BogarCarmen Bogar
17:24 01 Mar 24
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Rebecca BrownRebecca Brown
19:12 23 Feb 24
Dr Anthony is a brilliant dentist, understanding, kind, explains everything simply, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.My partner has had bad experiences with the dentist, very anxious, Dr Anthony gave him confidence to return, my whole family will be joining you soon.
Ros ClarkRos Clark
08:15 03 Feb 24
I can’t praise the Brentwood Tooth Doctor enough. Having had previously bad experiences at dentists and not having been to a dentist for longer than I care to remember I went with trepidation. But I found everyone to be very pleasant and professional from the receptionist, the nurse and Anthony the dentist. Anthony was friendly, calming and never judgmental. My nervousness of getting treatment washed away. I can’t thank the team enough.
Sharon LapslieSharon Lapslie
09:54 09 Jan 24
Jade is lovely and patient. I’m nervous of the dentist, she talked me through everything involved in my tooth extraction. She was as gentle as she could be, I have the confidence to go back now for a check up to see what else needs doing.
matt aredematt arede
13:39 28 Dec 23
This is by far the best dentist I ever been. The receptionist Nanayaa was super simpatic and was calming me down before the consultation. I had a initial consultation with Dr. Anthony who was very helpful and understanding considering that I am a very anxious patient. He was gentle, kind and really solved my problem. After that I needed to do a filling with Dr.Jade as the days that Dr. Anthony works I wasn't around. She was so clever as she really understand my situation and helped me out to make the best decision in my case. Her assistant (also called Jade) was very kind on holding my hand while she applied the anaesthetic and the filling was great and I couldn't be more happier. TOTALLY RECOMEND.
Abbie RichardsonAbbie Richardson
22:57 01 Dec 23
After avoiding the dentist for years, Anthony was outstanding. I physically could not recommend this dentist practise or Anthony anymore, everyone there was lovely
Sophisticated knightSophisticated knight
14:03 30 Nov 23
Clean professional outfit. Friendly staff, reasonable prices and makes what can be an experience a lot of people dread a more pleasant one.
Soo Ling OonSoo Ling Oon
13:32 29 Nov 23
Bradley MorrisBradley Morris
08:43 21 Nov 23
Recommended to these guys by a friend, and I can see why!Great customer service, treated me on the same day, lovely staff - I highly recommend these guys too if looking for dental care in Brentwood
Neethu VargheseNeethu Varghese
10:04 11 Nov 23
Lovely place and staffs. The doctor Anthony was very friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the process.
Lea EkwubiriLea Ekwubiri
14:11 23 Oct 23
Anthony is probably the best Dentist I have ever seen. I've always had a terrible fear of Dentists, but after meeting Anthony I felt relaxed, I felt that I could trust him too, which is so important to me. I would recommend him to anybody, he's a lovely young, and knows his stuff.
Kemi OKemi O
09:28 10 Oct 23
Amazing service! I left my local dentist of 8 years due to bad service and I am so happy my family is under the care of Jayde. Professional, personal and knowledgeable. She educates you on your teeth - something I have never had. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality dentist who does not see you as just a number.
Darren HutsonDarren Hutson
08:24 22 Aug 23
Paul WhalleyPaul Whalley
09:58 16 Aug 23
Dentist Jayde is very pleasant, very through and very professional.Practice is private only, no NHS.
Sandra PAVEYSandra PAVEY
08:44 16 Aug 23
Very good serviceJadye is an excellent dentistWould highly recommend
matt aredematt arede
11:30 30 Jul 23
Gigi TacelGigi Tacel
08:13 26 Jul 23
Great dentist, would recommend to anyone wanting any treatments or dental hygiene, fillings, etc.Special shout out to dentist Jayde who was very supportive, professional, made me feel comfortable, explains everything clearly and I was very satisfied with everything done. Highly recommended!
Krissy RaceKrissy Race
09:56 18 Jul 23
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11:55 11 Apr 23
Absolutely Amazing, got me in when fully booked as I was in Pain, the Staff all staff second to none, top Service, can't praise them enough 🙌 👏
Freddie TurnerFreddie Turner
13:47 25 Jan 23
What a fantastic dentists!After trying most of the local dentists in the Brentwood area and most having a long waiting list I was presently surprised at how fast and simple the booking process was.The dental treatment was for my father who suffers from poor mental health and hadn't been to the dentist for over 20 years so this was extremely daunting for him.From the first call to our last treatment, the team were Fantastic. They went above and beyond to make my father feel at ease throughout the process and have such a high level for patients care and wellbeing.The work carried out was A1 and my father was extremely happy with his dental work and would highly recommend!!From Derek and Feeddie THANK YOU!ps. Sorry for the delay!
OliviaOlivia
17:59 08 Nov 22
I have just finished my Invisalign treatment with Jayde @ the Brentwood branch and I could not recommend more highly. From start to finish Jayde explained each step thoroughly & kept me at ease. I am over the moon with how my teeth now look. The process was smooth painless and fast! Thank you so much
Gina PavlovaGina Pavlova
14:58 17 Oct 22
I required an emergency appointment and they were able to accommodate.The staff were all very friendly , welcoming and explained everything to me which made me very much at ease .I would defiantly recommend
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Our Location in Essex and Thurrock

Tooth Doctor proudly serves the community of Essex and Thurrock with three conveniently located dental clinics. Whether you’re in Basildon, Brentwood or Stanford-le-Hope, a top-tier dental experience is just around the corner. The Basildon clinic is situated at 7 Market Pavement SS14 1DD. The Brentwood clinic is at 27 High Street CM14 4RG. The Stanford-le-Hope clinic is at 26 Corringham Rd SS17 0AH. They are all easily accessible both by car and public transportation. With ample parking options and proximity to major transit routes, getting to us for your teeth whitening treatments is a breeze. No matter which surrounding area you’re coming from, Tooth Doctor ensures a smooth journey to a brighter smile!

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