Dangers of At-Home Teeth Bleaching Posted on 29 Mar 14:47

When deciding between whitening your teeth from the comfort of a teeth-whitening salon or from the comfort of your home, there are a few elements to weigh first.

Sensitivity: If a traditional, chemical-laden bleaching gel is strong enough to whiten your teeth, it’s strong enough to weaken them.  Beneath the enamel lies the dentin, a slightly softer material that, like a waterpark for plankton, contains hundreds of tiny fluid-filled tubes. These tubes connect to nerves, and if an area of weakened enamel leaves them exposed, you’re liable to experience a little pain.

Try reading the chemical list on your teeth whitening strips, yikes!

Because the formulas which professionals use are more powerful, in-salon whitening procedures could be more likely to cause both types of sensitivity, although home treatments can cause the same effects if repeated often enough.  Luckily, with both approaches, the sensitivity is usually temporary. 

Protecting Gums: Teeth aren’t the only victims of bleaching side effects, however. Your gums are at risk, too, and that’s where in-salon procedures have a clear leg up. The professional treatments are performed by those who can shield the gums from harm by applying a protective gel or molding whitening trays to fit your teeth like a glove.  At-home treatments, especially heavy-duty ones that use strips or trays, are one-size-fits-all. These may allow the whitening solution to drift toward sensitive gum tissue and cause pain.Dangers of Crest Whitestrips

Use care with At-Home teeth bleaching

BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste protects you from the At-Home, DIY problems by keeping harsh chemicals out of your toothpaste.  And it's a much less expensive option than seeing a dentist for professional whitening.

The ingredients in BlackMagic can be used daily as it slowly whitens teeth in a gentle and more sustainable way - it lifts them by the adsorbtion qualities of amazing activated charcoal instead of bleach and weird chemicals!

DIY Toothpaste vs. BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste: We made BlackMagic because we had been trying to whiten our family's teeth with natural products.  We fell in love with Activated Charcoal powder and saw the incredible whitening results it created, but the MESS of DIY toothpaste was too much! (ever seen a child try to put charcoal powder on a toothbrush...oy!)

Basic Charcoal Powder can be messy!

So, our solution was to make our toothpaste exactly they way we wanted, and now we have an even better formula you'll love!

Try BlackMagic today, or send us an email with any questions.

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To Your Health,

Dave and Erin

BlackMagic Activated Charcoal Toothpaste – All the Yes, None of the Mess

What IS Activated Charcoal? And Why Is It In My Toothpaste? Posted on 2 Jun 12:27

What is Activated Charcoal?

Activated Charcoal (also called Activated Carbon or AC) is one of the most incredible and beneficial substances in the world!

AC is NOT Charcoal Briquettes From The Grill!

Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, bamboo or coconut shell.  “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas (oxygen) that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.” These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.

Activated charcoal is used for many reasons, a few unexpected uses are: to treat poisonings, reduce intestinal gas (flatulence), lower cholesterol levels, prevent hangover, and treat bile flow problems (cholestasis) during pregnancy.

How does it work?

Activated charcoal is good at trapping chemicals and prevents their absorption.  

Activated charcoal is sometimes used to help treat a drug overdose or a poisoning.

When you take activated charcoal, drugs and toxins can bind to it. This helps rid the body of unwanted substances.

Charcoal is made from coal, wood, or other substances, but it only becomes "activated charcoal" when high temperatures combine with a gas or activating agent to expand its surface area.

Why do people take activated charcoal?

People take activated charcoal to manage a poisoning or overdose.

When used along with other treatments, activated charcoal may be effective for an acute poisoning. But it is not useful in some cases, including poisoning from:

  • Cyanide
  • Lithium
  • Alcohol
  • Iron tablets

It also is not used to treat poisons such as strong acids or bases.

Why is AC in BlackMagic Toothpaste?

The AC in our toothpaste has been carefully designed to make whitening teeth easy and fast - without harsh bleaching chemicals!

BlackMagic uses AC to "adsorb" stains (it pulls teeth staining substances out) and toxins from the teeth and oral cavity to safely, easily and quickly whiten teeth every day.  The AC is pre-mixed into our formula so there is no powdery mess in your bathroom.

BlackMagic is MADE IN THE USA!  No need to guess what is in your toothpaste! We only put the most beneficial ingredients into our amazing toothpaste, so you can feel confident that your mouth is getting a safe and effective cleaning every day!