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This $6 Charcoal Toothpaste Is What You Need If You're Lazy But Want Whiter Teeth

Cheap, zero effort, AND super effective? Take. My. Money.

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Did anyone else notice that 2018 is the year everyone decided to make their teeth whiter than a 1990 toothpaste commercial? This is how I feel trying to keep up:

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I'm too broke for professional teeth whitening (it can cost up to $650 and I have student loans, so), whitening strips make my teeth super sensitive, those tray thingies just look hard, and charcoal powder takes effort (aka cleaning up my sink after spilling more than brushing).

Luckily for all of us, I stumbled upon the perfect solution for those of us who want pearly white teeth, but want to put in about 5% effort. Twin Lotus charcoal toothpaste ($6 on Amazon) is easy, cheap, and most importantly very effective.

Promising review: "I felt compelled to write a review about this toothpaste. I have tried many different products for teeth whitening; my teeth have always had a yellow cast to them no matter what I do. They are also very sensitive, and I've had to quit using a lot of the conventional whitening treatments and products for that reason. I did some research on Amazon and ordered Twin Lotus based on the reviews and the fact that I wanted to try something natural. My teeth are becoming noticeably whiter and I have no pain and sensitivity with this product. When I started using this, my teeth became noticeably whiter within a couple days. I am now completely sold on this product and will be sticking with it from here on out." —Suzette Barbaud
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Promising review: "I felt compelled to write a review about this toothpaste. I have tried many different products for teeth whitening; my teeth have always had a yellow cast to them no matter what I do. They are also very sensitive, and I've had to quit using a lot of the conventional whitening treatments and products for that reason. I did some research on Amazon and ordered Twin Lotus based on the reviews and the fact that I wanted to try something natural. My teeth are becoming noticeably whiter and I have no pain and sensitivity with this product. When I started using this, my teeth became noticeably whiter within a couple days. I am now completely sold on this product and will be sticking with it from here on out." —Suzette Barbaud

Its active charcoal/herbal-extract formula not only whitens, but can help kill bacteria and remove malodor (aka freshens your breath). Plus, it's cruelty-free and vegan-friendly!

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Tldr: you'll get all the benefits of a charcoal powder product without the mess AND the benefits of whitening strips without the sensitivity.

It has a whopping 1,394 five-star reviews — and some satisfying AF before and after pictures!

Promising review: " I wanted to wait to write this review until after a visit to the dentist. I did that last week. The hygienist remarked how clean my teeth were (despite it being over a year since my last cleaning. Don't judge, I hate going to the dentist.). I can tell you it definitely whitens my teeth too." —Luckipuppi
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Promising review: " I wanted to wait to write this review until after a visit to the dentist. I did that last week. The hygienist remarked how clean my teeth were (despite it being over a year since my last cleaning. Don't judge, I hate going to the dentist.). I can tell you it definitely whitens my teeth too." —Luckipuppi

Impatient people rejoice: thousands of people saw a major different in almost no time at all! The below picture is from three days — that's faster than it takes me to check my mailbox.

Promising review: "I've been using this toothpaste for three days and I'm beyond happy with it! I'll never use regular toothpaste again if I don't have to. My teeth feel cleaner than they ever have. Usually my teeth feel gross at a certain point in the day and since using this product that hasn't happened. I can feel that extra tartar and junk are no longer hanging on my teeth. I can also see my teeth are whitening up. Three days of this product and it's already a game changer!" —Melissa
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Promising review: "I've been using this toothpaste for three days and I'm beyond happy with it! I'll never use regular toothpaste again if I don't have to. My teeth feel cleaner than they ever have. Usually my teeth feel gross at a certain point in the day and since using this product that hasn't happened. I can feel that extra tartar and junk are no longer hanging on my teeth. I can also see my teeth are whitening up. Three days of this product and it's already a game changer!" —Melissa

It's also a quick fix for fresher breath — charcoal can naturally kill bacteria and neutralize odor. ~Science~.

Promising review: "I'm so glad to have discovered this awesomely-effective toothpaste. I've tried many kinds of toothpaste, from regular supermarket ones, to health food store standbys, to ludicrously over-priced ones. This toothpaste beats them all. It really gets rid of bad breath immediately, and I feel like it has whitened my teeth as well, although I continue to drink a lot of tea/coffee." —MinK
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Promising review: "I'm so glad to have discovered this awesomely-effective toothpaste. I've tried many kinds of toothpaste, from regular supermarket ones, to health food store standbys, to ludicrously over-priced ones. This toothpaste beats them all. It really gets rid of bad breath immediately, and I feel like it has whitened my teeth as well, although I continue to drink a lot of tea/coffee." —MinK

Five minutes over the sink = removing years of coffee- and tea-induced stains. Which is great news, because giving up caffeine is laughable.

Promising review: "I waited a week before writing this review to give the product a fair shot — although it didn't really need me to wait at all. I could tell from the first use that this stuff was legit. I drink a lot of tea, so my teeth were pretty yellow. My teeth are also a bit sensitive, so I've been hesitant to try other types of tooth whitening products. This one was recommended by a friend who tried it and had success, so I decided to give it a try. I've been using this for a week now, and my teeth look better than they've looked in years. No exaggeration. I can't remember the last time my teeth didn't look visibly tea-stained in photos." —Vwelyn
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Promising review: "I waited a week before writing this review to give the product a fair shot — although it didn't really need me to wait at all. I could tell from the first use that this stuff was legit. I drink a lot of tea, so my teeth were pretty yellow. My teeth are also a bit sensitive, so I've been hesitant to try other types of tooth whitening products. This one was recommended by a friend who tried it and had success, so I decided to give it a try. I've been using this for a week now, and my teeth look better than they've looked in years. No exaggeration. I can't remember the last time my teeth didn't look visibly tea-stained in photos." —Vwelyn

Basically there is zero difference in your routine other than a) you now use a new, natural toothpaste and b) your smile is better than ever.

Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing. I'm a daily tea drinker and after one use my teeth were whiter than any whitening strip kit I have used. Just ONE brushing. Plus, the white lasts. I use it about once a week to keep my teeth whiter. When I run out I will purchase again." —Consumer
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Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing. I'm a daily tea drinker and after one use my teeth were whiter than any whitening strip kit I have used. Just ONE brushing. Plus, the white lasts. I use it about once a week to keep my teeth whiter. When I run out I will purchase again." —Consumer

Get it from Amazon for $6.

And if you miss that ~minty~ feeling from mainstream brands, just finish off with some Listerine mouthwash ($3.97 on Amazon)!

For under 10 bucks nothing is stopping you! GO FORTH AND SMILE MY FRIENDS.

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