If you’ve got big teeth , you might as well have big white teeth don’t you think? Unless I try and file mine down [ even I’m not that silly ] I figure I’m kinda stuck with them for life. I therefore might as well make the most of them. Embrace them even.
Have I ever told you that I really don’t like my teeth … like my skin I have a love / hate relationship. Children can be so cruel, they pick up on your insecurities and use them to inflict their evil. Horsey, goofy , Bugs Bunny and Cilla [ as in Black] where names often thrown at me on a daily basis throughout school. The names stick in your head and even to this day they can still hurt.
I quickly grew a thick skin. Mum used to tell me I was beautiful and that my teeth made me, me BUT if I wanted they could look into me having a brace fitted. Daft as it sounds and despite my hatred for them I refused …my complex 14 year old head insisted that this would only draw more attention my way !
Gradually over the years I’ve grown to accept my big teeth. I still lust over little perfect front teeth [ the all American smile I call it ] and I’d love a brace on the bottom set to straighten up my teeth which are all over the place. I figure when I can afford it I will have my bottom teeth ‘sorted’. However I’ve lived with them like this for 47 years, I figure I can wait a while longer.
Anyway I’m digressing …
When the guys at Carbon Coco got in touch to see whether I’d like to try their charcoal teeth whitening system I practically snapped their hands off. They have got a massive following on instagram. Surely all these people can’t be wrong?
Had I known how bloody messy it was, I might not have been so eager!
My white bathroom sink is mostly a mucky-looking shade of grey and I’ve learnt to brush my teeth before I get dressed. I’ve ruined numerous outfits before I’ve even left the house by brushing my teeth and getting flecks of black charcoal everywhere!
So how do you use it?
You basically take your tooth brush [which is included within the set above] wet the head , dip it into the charcoal powder and brush your teeth. I’m not joking you look like something from ‘The Walking Dead’ …
After 3 minutes you rinse your mouth and follow up with a second clean using the charcoal activated toothpaste. Brush for a further 3 minutes.
Now I’m not saying you can’t tell a difference after brushing with Carbon Coco because temporarily my teeth maybe looked slightly whiter and they felt extremely clean. However being an avid coffee drinker this is short lived. To ensure whiter teeth for longer I would also have to cut down on my coffee intake and to be honest I don’t think I want too.
Life’s too short.
Another little ‘bug bear’ was that black bits of charcoal would sit in your gum line and didn’t rinse away which is hardly attractive. You had to scrub at your gums which is something I would never recommend. Ouch!
To conclude :
If you can cope with a mucky sink most of the time [the older I get the more I realise how much I sound like my mum!] and all the ‘phaff’ I’d say if your intrigued , go for it.
Would I personally purchase it again?
To be totally honest
I would save and have my teeth professionally whitened. I can buy a whitening toothpaste, that’s a lot cheaper and just as effective without all the mess. I also like my coffee [ which is renowned to stain teeth] too much to quit.
Sorry Carbon Coco its a no from me…
Have you used Charcoal toothpaste before and did you see a difference? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Until next time,
- Carbon Coco kindly gifted me the set in exchange for an honest review. All words, photos and opinions are strictly my own. Thankyou for the opportunity.