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    Review of Crest 3D White Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste

    I’ve been a long time fan of the Crest 3D whitening toothpaste line for a long time. In particular, I really preferred the Arctic Fresh flavor of the Crest 3D White. So, when they came out with the 3D White Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste, I decided to give it a try. 

    I’m a long time drinker of tea, I literally drink tea from as soon as I wake up to right before I sleep. It is one of the many factors that can cause your beautiful white teeth to end up less white over time. Obviously, you can always go to a dentist to get the stains removed or lighten up your smile, but let’s be honest. That can be pretty expensive. 

    Good news is, this 3D White Charcoal toothpaste can help with the stains. It works by using ingredients that are safe for your enamel while also being able to physically remove the surface stains on your teeth. It is arguably one of the most popular and advanced type of whitening toothpaste available on the market right now. 

    I’ll be honest, the main reason I decided to try this out was because I thought putting on black toothpaste would be something that is cool to try. I imagined myself squeezing black gel toothpaste on my toothbrush and scrubbing it all over my teeth, making it black. To my surprise, the toothpaste ended up white and slightly foamy as soon as you scrub it on your teeth. 

    While many charcoal toothpastes are often associated with being more closer to nature and does not contain fluoride, this toothpaste does contain fluoride. This is a very important ingredient that helps prevent your teeth from decaying. 


    Charcoal as an active ingredient in health and skincare products are all the rage. It was first recognized for its ability to draw out and absorb bacteria and toxins. Think of it as like a sponge that can help absorb and soak up dirt and oil. Therefore, it is often found in many face masks, exfoliants, soap and hair treatments.

    In toothpaste, the active charcoal in toothpaste might help remove the surface stains on your teeth. This is boosted by the fact that active charcoal is considered to be mildly abrasive. This means that it is able to help exfoliate your teeth and absorb some of the teeth’s surface stains. 

    In addition to removing stains, the absorption of toxins and bacteria might help improve those who are concerned with their breath. 

    What I like

    What I liked about the toothpaste is that it was able to use the benefits of charcoal for your teeth while making it usable. There are several other brands that offer charcoal in their toothpaste and taste awful. Hence why I was hesitant at first. I honestly thought it would taste like baking soda. Crest 3D White was able to blend the minty toothpaste with charcoal without any distaste. In fact, the toothpaste felt quite natural and the minty taste was not too overwhelming. 

    For those of you who do not like the overwhelmingly strong minty toothpaste taste then this is a good toothpaste. I think the charcoal helps decrease or dampen the strong minty taste in some toothpaste, making this more of a mild or mellow toothpaste for you to brush your teeth with. 

    I also liked how it came out foamy once you scrub it in. It felt like it was able to spread out and completely coat all my teeth to ensure it is properly cleaned. After brushing for a few weeks, I felt like I was able to notice my teeth to be slightly whiter. I drink a lot of tea (think like 6 to 10 cups a day), therefore it is great to have a toothpaste that can help keep my teeth as white as possible. 

    You might be hesitant because charcoal is usually known to be abrasive and therefore it might damage your teeth over time. However, the charcoal in this toothpaste is gentle enough to be used everyday. It is even good for those who have sensitive teeth. 

    Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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