Gross, and not super helpful.
Yeah, apparently you can whiten your teeth with activated charcoal. Only slightly less disturbing is the fact that they actually sell activated charcoal for you to ingest.
The "before" of my teeth? Not great, but I’d give myself a solid “mother of pearl” as opposed to, you know, “buttered popcorn” or something.
The real question: Did it work? I shall let you be the judge. I did the exact same color correcting on all of the comparison photos (namely, I hit the “enhance” button in iPhoto), so don’t go accusing me of Photoshopping the evidence.
I opted to open a capsule and dump it in a little dish, then spread it on with a toothbrush. Not knowing how gross this whole proposition was going to be, I went with a toothbrush I didn’t plan to use again.
Really, you could probably do this just by biting open the capsule and, you know, rubbing it around with your finger or something. It’s pretty straightforward. Your spit makes sort of a disgusting black paste out of the whole thing, so you don’t even need to add water. Spit is nature’s water I guess.
Water is nature’s water. Whatever. You know what I mean.
The rinsing part was honestly the most disgusting. I fell asleep when I watched District 9, but unfortunately not before the dude vomited black alien goo all over his birthday cake. That’s kind of what it looked like. Fortunately, it came off pretty well. I mean, like, better than red wine usually does, so I’m ok with it.