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Natural Activated Charcoal Toothpaste 

One major trend in all-natural products is the inclusion of charcoal. Charcoal has a lot of benefits: it can filter water, aid in digestion, deep clean your pores, and so much more. A lot of people have even been turning to activated charcoal toothpaste to clean and whiten teeth. The other day, I found a generic brand of activated charcoal toothpaste at TJ Maxx for just a few dollars, so I decided to give it a try.

First, it was so funny that my mouth looked like a horror movie while I was brushing my teeth. This toothpaste is a bold black so it looked like I was eating the creature from the black lagoon. It actually didn’t taste that bad. There was definitely some added mint. Overall, I liked that it genuinely did make my teeth look whiter! However, my mouth didn’t feel fresh enough afterwards and I didn’t feel like my teeth were as clean as when I use a more traditional toothpaste. I’ll keep using this one occasionally, but it’s never going to replace other toothpaste for me.

Have you tried activated charcoal toothpaste? What were your thoughts? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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Electric Toothbrushes for Dental Health and Beauty 

People notice smiles. They show so much: friendliness, openness, confidence, happiness. A dazzling smile leaves a good impression, and maybe that’s why I’m kind of obsessed with dental health. I brush my teeth about four times a day, but I’m always searching for a deeper clean. Recently, I asked my dental hygienist what I could be doing better, and she gave me some great advice: No matter how good you are at brushing your teeth, an electric toothbrush is always going to do even better.

I didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on an electric toothbrush, so I headed to my local Walgreens to see what I could find. I was surprised to find the Walgreens Oral Care Power Toothbrush Kit for only $9. This kit comes with a toothbrush, 2 batteries, 2 replacement heads, 20 floss heads, and a gum stimulator. That’s a lot of stuff for under $10, so I thought I’d give it a chance.

I’ve had the toothbrush for about a month now, and I love it. The small brush head is great because it can really get into any crevice of the mouth. I really do feel like I get an even better clean with this toothbrush set. My only complaint is that I’ve already had to replace the batteries (and 2 batteries every month will eventually get pricier). If you’re interested in seeing if an electric toothbrush will work better for you, I definitely recommend this starter set, but I think in the future I’m going to get a rechargeable option that I can just plug in.

Do you have a favorite toothbrush? Do you prefer manual or electric? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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-XO Tiffy

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