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Frequently Ask Questions

How does PROCOAL work?

PROCOAL contains 100% natural activated charcoal that works to absorb surface stains from your teeth. It also absorbs toxins and bacteria from your mouth leaving you with a clean feeling.

How long should I brush my teeth for?

Brush your teeth as usual, in circular motion for roughly 2-3 minutes. Leave in your mouth for a few minutes after brushing for added effectiveness.

How much should I use PROCOAL?

Less is more, use enough charcoal to cover the top of your wet toothbrush bristles.

How often can I use PROCOAL?

4-5 times a week should suffice but it is perfectly safe to use every day.

How soon can I see results?

Results can vary depending on people, however, you should see noticeable results after one week of regular use. The charcoal will remove exterior stains/discolouration from the surface of your teeth caused by daily food and drink without altering your enamel.

Does PROCOAL contain any chemical ingredients?

This product contains 100% natural activated charcoal powder. No synthetic additives, preservatives, foaming agents, fluoride, artificial colours or flavours, and no abrasive baking soda or salt. 

Is PROCOAL safe to use on sensitive teeth/gums?

PROCOAL is perfectly safe to use on sensitive teeth/gums given that you use a soft bristle toothbrush and brush appropriately.

Can PROCOAL damage the enamel on my teeth?

No, the charcoal provided is extremely fine and non-abrasive.

Can PROCOAL be used by people wearing braces?

PROCOAL is safe to use with braces, but we do not recommend it as it will not whiten the surface covered directly by the braces.

Does PROCOAL replace toothpaste or am I meant to use both?

We recommend using both. Brush your teeth with your usual toothpaste and then use PROCOAL.

Do you brush your teeth with toothpaste after using charcoal?

It is recommended to brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste after you have used activated charcoal. This is because activated charcoal teeth whiteners similar to ours use extremely fine charcoal powder which can sometimes stick to your gum lines and the best way to get rid of them is to rinse thoroughly and use your regular toothpaste afterwards.

How many times can you use activated charcoal on your teeth? Can you use charcoal toothpaste everyday?

We often get asked how often can you brush your teeth with activated charcoal?You can use charcoal toothpaste everyday but it really depends what type of charcoal toothpaste you are using. If it is a black charcoal toothpaste in gel or "paste" format then you can use it twice a day using a suitable brush. However, if it is a charcoal teeth whitening powder then you need first ascertain how abrasive it is and what type of toothbrush you are using. If the right type of activated charcoal is used in a teeth whitening formulation then it is not going to be abrasive hence it would be safe to use a couple of times a day using a soft bristle brush. We recommend that you do not brush overzealously even when you are using a soft bristle toothbrush. 

Is it safe to brush your teeth with activated charcoal?

Is using charcoal on your teeth safe? The short answer is; it depends on the type of activated charcoal used in the product formulation and how you use it. The ISO specification states that a toothpaste should not exceed an RDA of 250, which is considered the safe limit for hard tissues, and that toothpaste with an RDA value below 250 is safe for daily use.

Is charcoal toothpaste good for you?

Activated charcoal is surprisingly effective in whitening teeth as it naturally binds with coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco which are surface-staining substances. Activated charcoal whiteners work over time. 

What is the best charcoal toothpaste on the market?

The best charcoal toothpastes use extremely fine activated charcoal with an acceptable RDA. This will ensure the formulation is gentle on the enamel and effective in removing teeth stains caused by coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco.

Study the ingredients of charcoal teeth whitening products before purchase making sure the product doesn't have fillers such as Sodium Chloride (a.k.a salt) or Calcium Carbonate (a.k.a soda ash) and other cheap clays. 

Why would you brush your teeth with charcoal?

Is charcoal good for you? Does Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Works?

Activated charcoal is a highly absorbent substances which binds with coffee, tea, wine and tobacco stains and help remove them from the surface of your teeth. Furthermore, activated charcoal help detoxify your mouth, gums and helps promote fresh breath. 

Is it safe to brush your teeth with baking soda?

Baking soda for teeth whitening can work but if you don't use the right grade of baking soda then it can be a little too abrasive on your teeth. If you intend to remove tea, wine, tobacco and coffee stains then baking soda will not be as effective as activated charcoal.

How does charcoal clean your teeth?

It removes day to day stains from the surface of your teeth due to its absorbent and porous nature. Activated charcoal is most effective on removing tea, wine, tobacco and coffee stains from your teeth. 

What are the benefits of brushing teeth with charcoal?

There are numerous benefits of using activated charcoal. First, it can help get rid of stubborn stains on the surface of your teeth such as tea, coffee, wine and tobacco stains. Furthermore, activated charcoal can help get rid of bad breath. 

How do you whiten your teeth with activated charcoal?

You can brush your teeth using activated charcoal to get rid of day to day stains caused by day to day foods and fizzy drinks. Technically, activated charcoal doesn't "whiten" your teeth, it simply removes stains from your teeth. If your natural teeth colour isn't white then activated charcoal can not change its colour as it simply removes the surface stains. 

What is the best way to whiten your teeth at home?

There are a number of different ways to whiten your teeth at home including using peroxide based products such as teeth whitening kits, teeth whitening gels and teeth whitening strips. However, we are against using harmful chemicals and therefore we recommend using activated charcoal to whiten your teeth. 

Is activated charcoal natural?

There are several way of manufacturing activated charcoal. Some manufacturers use chemicals (which are mostly unnatural) for activation and some use a process that involves heating coconut shells to 1000 deg C and then exposing it to superheated steam, cooled and milled to produce a fine activated charcoal powder. 

Can you use activated charcoal to brush your teeth?

The short answer is yes you can. However, you need to make sure you are using the right type of activated charcoal.

How long do you leave charcoal toothpaste on teeth?

You should use a soft bristle brush and ensure you are not brushing too "enthusiastically". Usually it is best to brush for two minutes very gently followed by using your regular toothpaste to get rid of excess powder which is usually near your gum lines.  

What does charcoal do to your face?

Throughout the day, toxins around you clog your facial pores. When your pores aren't clear, neither is your complexion. Activated charcoal is used in detox face masks to help pull the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible.