How To: Maintain White Teeth the Natural Way

Raise your hand if you’re a coffee drinker. I’m guessing many of you are.

If you’ve been for a while, you may notice that your teeth are stained or yellow. If you’re like me, then you want to keep your teeth as white as possible despite all of those caffeine  cravings. Why spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on teeth whitening services, gels, and trays, when you can whiten them the natural way for very little cost to you?

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some activated charcoal powder from Amazon. If you’re not familiar with activated charcoal powder, it works by pulling stains off your teeth through a process ‘adsorption’.

The activated charcoal powder that I purchased is called Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder-Peppermint. This particular powder has over 14K reviews on Amazon, and is rated 4.4/5 stars, so I had to try it.

To use this product, take a soft-bristled toothbrush, dampen it, and lightly place it into the charcoal powder, tapping off any excess. Then brush your teeth as you normally would for 1-2 minutes, and rinse. I complete this routine both in the morning and at night. Just after the first use, I noticed a difference in the color of my teeth! Below, I will list the pros and cons of this product:


  • Inexpensive – less than $25/container
  • Large amount of product
  • No sensitivity experienced
  • Quick results – whitens after one use


  • Can be messy to use


Overall, I give this product a 5/5. I hope that you all consider purchasing this product and adding it to your routine. You won’t regret it!