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« on: March 11, 2019, 02:51:00 am »

Once upon a time, before the invention of toothpaste, people used charcoal to clean their teeths. Apparently, Crest want to bring back this practice, backed with scientific claims of therapeutic whitening effects. Surprised me as much than the time a doctor suggested blood letting to cure some long forgotten illness:
https://ca.crest.com/en-ca/products/crest-3d-white-whitening-therapy-toothpaste-charcoal

Off course, we talking more about steampunk science than steampunk esthetic here.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2019, 02:54:43 am by chicar » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 03:41:32 am »

Charcoal has a number of health uses. While it's probably a gimmick on the part of Crest, there will be some value to it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 03:58:47 am »

Salt works equally well to clean teeth.
Also it can promote healing of irritated (not diseased) gum tissue, remove some stains and discoloration on teeth.
It's widely available in most, if not all, parts of the world, and is cheap.
And it's easily carried with other toiletries when traveling.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 09:43:23 am »

Charcoal, whilst theraputic in some ways, is too abrasive in my mind for teeth.and it tastes horrible!

 I too fear it is just the latest fad -
I have seen a plethora of charcoal based products from China appearing in our local drug-stores , and based on the
track record of toxic Chinese products I would not touch them!

A Better alternative to regular toothpaste, I think , is the old remedy of using Baking Soda on your toothbrush as a dentifrice .

yhs
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 12:08:13 pm »

Charcoal, whilst theraputic in some ways, is too abrasive in my mind for teeth.and it tastes horrible!

 I too fear it is just the latest fad -
I have seen a plethora of charcoal based products from China appearing in our local drug-stores , and based on the
track record of toxic Chinese products I would not touch them!

A Better alternative to regular toothpaste, I think , is the old remedy of using Baking Soda on your toothbrush as a dentifrice .

yhs
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Yeah. I will side with progress. Charcoal seems a bit old fashioned for me. What's next? "Grind your own paste from seashells?" Maybe sell imported Mt. Vesuvius pumice?
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 11:26:08 pm »

I'd try it. Just for the sake of it. But then I'm also the sort who uses doubled edged safety razors and buys cologne made to a late 18th century recipe, so it figures.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 10:14:52 pm »

Charcoal, whilst theraputic in some ways, is too abrasive in my mind for teeth.and it tastes horrible!

 I too fear it is just the latest fad -
I have seen a plethora of charcoal based products from China appearing in our local drug-stores , and based on the
track record of toxic Chinese products I would not touch them!

A Better alternative to regular toothpaste, I think , is the old remedy of using Baking Soda on your toothbrush as a dentifrice .

yhs
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Yeah. I will side with progress. Charcoal seems a bit old fashioned for me. What's next? "Grind your own paste from seashells?" Maybe sell imported Mt. Vesuvius pumice?

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