Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock
Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock

No, Kendall Jenner: charcoal dental products won’t whiten your teeth – and could even damage them

  • The ‘activated charcoal’ trend has hit most oral care products with promises of whiter teeth, but experts say there’s little evidence to back this up
  • Some products may even do your teeth more harm than good

Topic |   Wellness
Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock
Charcoal oral care products claim to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, but there’s no proof of that, says Dr Sherina Daryanani, a Singapore-based dentist. Photo: Shutterstock
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