Charcoal toothpaste is a popular new trend, but dentists are warning that it can cause permanent dental problems.
Need a Texas Charcoal Toothpaste Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cavities, gum disease, enamel damage, dark stains, or other dental problems after using charcoal toothpaste, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Cali White Charcoal Toothpaste Class Action
In January 2020, Crew International LLC was hit with a class action lawsuit for consumers who bought Cali White Activated Charcoal Toothpaste.
The company is accused of duping consumers into buying the toothpaste by claiming that it is “detoxifying” and safe to use for teeth-whitening, without including warnings that it can damage teeth.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — In re: Hartanovich v. Crew International LLC — Case No. 4:19-cv-00708-JED-FHM.
Dentists Warning About Dangers of Charcoal Toothpaste
What is Black Toothpaste?
Charcoal toothpaste (commonly called “black toothpaste”) is made from activated charcoal. It is advertised as a quick, all-natural way to whiten teeth by removing surface stains and absorbing toxins.
What is the Problem?
Unfortunately, even fine-grain charcoal can scrape off tooth enamel. Once the enamel is gone, it never grows back. Over time, charcoal toothpaste can cause a a wide range of permanent dental problems.
What is the Risk?
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Receding gum lines
- Enamel loss (permanent)
- Yellow teeth
- Dark stains on teeth
- Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
- And more
Does Charcoal Toothpaste Actually Whiten Teeth?
In the short-term, many people swear that charcoal toothpaste whitens their teeth. This is because the toothpaste is removing their enamel along with surface-level stains.
Unfortunately, even fine-grain charcoal is extremely gritty and abrasive. Scrubbing the teeth with charcoal roughens up the surface of the tooth. This might whiten the tooth initially, but it actually leaves the tooth vulnerable to permanent staining later on.
Are There Other Dental Health Risks?
Once the enamel is scraped off, it never comes back. Without enamel, the teeth are prone to dark stains, yellow discoloration, and cavities. Charcoal is also absorbed into the gums, filings, and even the tonsils. This can lead to severe dental problems, such as receding gum-lines.
Have Class Action Lawsuits Been Filed?
Yes. The first class action lawsuit for victims of charcoal toothpaste was filed in New York against Hello Products LLC, on behalf of everyone who used Hello® Charcoal Toothpaste.
The company was accused of falsely advertising their toothpaste as having unproven “detoxifying” and “tooth-whitening” health benefits, without warning users about the severe long-term risks.
Can I Join a Class Action?
Class actions have been filed for everyone who bought charcoal toothpaste — but not for people who suffered dental problems.
Instead of a class action, our law firm is filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by charcoal toothpaste. If you decide to file a lawsuit, our lawyers may be able to help you seek financial compensation for your dental bills, permanent injuries, and more.
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