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    I Tried Charcoal Toothpaste To See If It Actually Worked

    Is this the new Fit Tea?

    Hello! My name is Jemima and I'm a sucker for infomercials and sponsored ads.

    Despite the fact that using it makes your mouth look like a portal to hell, Carbon Coco claims to make your teeth noticeably whiter.

    Basically, every night you're supposed to brush with activated charcoal powder for three minutes. Then you rinse, and use the charcoal toothpaste like you would a regular toothpaste.

    I thought the charcoal would taste like crap, but it didn't really have a taste at all – just a hella gross texture.

    It also gets EVERYWHERE, no matter how much you try to avoid it. Believe me when I tell you to only use this over a sink.

    Did it make my teeth immediately whiter? Yes, it sure did. But it also left a grey residue around my gums which took a couple hours to fade.

    The only downside is that the charcoal brushing really hurt my gums.

    That being said, it did make my teeth whiter for the 10 days that I was using it.

    Now if anyone needs me, I'll be off trying to learn how to look photogenic with a mouth full of black sludge.

    Disclaimer: Carbon Coco provided products to BuzzFeed free of charge.