I must have missed something

This is indeed a Fark-ready headline: “Dentists warn against using charcoal for teeth whitening.”

Um, what? [warning: autostart video]

Activated charcoal has been around for hundreds of years and is currently a huge trend in superfood and beauty rituals. It is a porous, harsh substance of carbon which has high absorbing properties.

You can find people using charcoal in everything from smoothies, juices, face masks, and teeth whitening to absorb impurities.

“Teeth whitening?” Tom asked, crestfallen.

The September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association shows no evidence that dental products with charcoal are safe or effective for your teeth.

Dentists also warn using abrasive materials on teeth can make them look more yellow after enamel is worn away.

Time was, you used Pepsodent, and you wondered where the yellow went.

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