Activated charcoal is a trendy ingredient in everything from facial scrubs and masks to air purifiers. And teeth are no exception.

But dental and medical professionals are warning users against this hot whitening hack as research shows applying this abrasive black substance to your teeth causes enamel erosion and deterioration.

This is a case of long-term detrimental effects outweighing possible short-term benefits. While charcoal does seem to whiten teeth for some, the damage to your enamel is irreplaceable.

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