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Amazon: Colgate Slimsoft Charcoal Toothbrush 2 for $3 (add-on item - max 5)

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Amazon: Colgate Slimsoft Charcoal Toothbrush 2 for $3 (add-on item - max 5)

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Pretty good price for this type of toothbrush IMO. Could subscribe and save too.
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Don't buy or use this. It's bad for your teeth
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Don't buy or use this. It's bad for your teeth
Do you have a source to back this up?
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Is this charcoal product approved by the federal government?
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BigSJW wrote: I assume these are approved by the federal government?
Does the federal government run some sort of certification program for toothbrushes? I doubt it. If they don't, then they're "approved" by the government in the same way that homeopathy is "approved" by health canada: there's no regulations around it, so it's legal. Unless there's direct evidence otherwise, don't think the government endorses or has even evaluated the product.
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SamuelNapper wrote: Does the federal government run some sort of certification program for toothbrushes? I doubt it. If they don't, then they're "approved" by the government in the same way that homeopathy is "approved" by health canada: there's no regulations around it, so it's legal. Unless there's direct evidence otherwise, don't think the government endorses or has even evaluated the product.
I heard they're especially picky on what charcoal products to use.
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Nikhilvoid wrote: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/neg ... ea754647e4

It can harm your teeth enamel, and no way to fix that.

There's no scientific basis for recommending this, apart from Charcoal is a good cleaner. It's just a trend spread by influencers.
That article talks about charcoal toothpaste. I'm not sure that those dangers extend to a toothbrush
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Nikhilvoid wrote: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/neg ... ea754647e4

It can harm your teeth enamel, and no way to fix that.

There's no scientific basis for recommending this, apart from Charcoal is a good cleaner. It's just a trend spread by influencers.
That article is about charcoal toothpaste.

EDIT: Sorry I just saw the above post.Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: That article talks about charcoal toothpaste. I'm not sure that those dangers extend to a toothbrush
Charcoal is charcoal. Toothbrushes are less effective than the powder or the toothpaste, apparently, so they may be safer but who knows?

If there no studies proving its benefits, why take the risk?

Charcoal is great, yes, but I don't know if we should put it in our mouths
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Nikhilvoid wrote: Charcoal is charcoal. Toothbrushes are less effective than the powder or the toothpaste, apparently, so they may be safer but who knows?

If there no studies proving its benefits, why take the risk?

Charcoal is great, yes, but I don't know if we should put it in our mouths
So you have proof that plastic is better.
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kudret wrote: So you have proof that plastic is better.
This toothbrush is charcoal infused into what I assume is plastic
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Nikhilvoid wrote: This toothbrush is charcoal infused into what I assume is plastic
I meant the other toothbrush that you are using.
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kudret wrote: I meant the other toothbrush that you are using.
Yes, plastic does not damage enamel
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These toothbrushes are super soft. You can probably ignore the charcoal "feature"- it may not do any more than color the bristles. The real feature is their tapered tipped bristles. They may be too soft for some people's liking. But if you tend destroy your toothbrushes with extreme pressure, or you're approaching middle age these might be the brush for you.

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