Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Activated Charcoal? How does it work?

Activated Charcoal can be made from a variety of sources; Bamboo, Wood, Coal, Coconut. Unlike regular charcoal, (Think your BBQ Grill) which is a known carcinogen. Coconut Activated Charcoal is medicinal and a potent natural treatment. It is the byproduct of slowly burnt coconut shells, that are then treated with oxygen. This "activation" process makes it highly porous, allowing it to adsorb (to bind to) as opposed to absorb, odors/toxins from gases or liquids up to 1000 times its weight. The extremely porous surface of just a small amount of activated charcoal holds a strong negative charge, that attracts the positively charged toxins and poisons to help bind to and pull them out of your body. True Activated Charcoal is odorless, tasteless and nontoxic.

What are the benefits of Activated Coconut Charcoal?

  • Whitens Teeth: Removes Surface Stains (coffee, tea, red wine etc.) from teeth. Removes Plaque
  • Cleanses Skin: Throughout the day, toxins from the world around us clog our pores. When your pores aren't clear, neither is your complexion. When used in a face mask, the Activated Charcoal binds to and helps pull the dirt out of your pores, making them less visible (it's the oil and dirt that makes them appear bigger). It also has anti-aging benefits and can help clear acne.
  • Alleviates Gas & Bloating
  • Treats Alcohol Poisoning & Helps Prevent Hangovers
  • Mold Cleansing
  • Water Filtration
  • Emergency Toxin Removal
  • Digestive Cleanse

What is Charcoal Tooth Powder?

Cleaning your teeth with Charcoal Tooth Powder is a healthy and all natural approach to your oral care routine. Dirt Don't Hurt's blend of Tooth Powder can be used as an alternative to traditional toothpaste. You can attain that healthy, gleaming smile without the harsh chemicals, toxins and bleaches in traditional whitening toothpastes.

How do you use Charcoal Tooth Powder?

1. Wet your tooth brush

2. Dip the tip of the bristles into the Powder

3. Brush as Usual, at least 2 x's per day for 2 mins

4. Rinse with water and spit low to the sink or in a cup to avoid a mess

5. Smile and show off your clean, polished and sparkly pearly whites.

Is Activated Charcoal abrasive?

No, it is ultra-fine and a very low abrasive, it works by adsorption, not by abrasive scrubbing. In fact it will help to strengthen your enamel.
Relative Dentin Abrasivity Levels (RDA)- The lower the number, the less the enamel and dentin it is likely to be worn away by daily use.

Relative Dentin Abrasivity {RDA}

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Is it safe for Pregnant Women, Breast Feeding Women and Children?

Yes, all the ingredients are earth and plant based. There are no Chemicals in any Dirt Don’t Hurt Products. They are Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free,All Natural. Did you know that the poison control is called more for children swallowing toothpaste more then anything else?

How long will it take for my teeth to get whiter?

You will see your teeth look and feel cleaner after one brushing. Depending on the degree of staining , you should notice a difference in about 2 weeks.

 Will the tooth powder help with sensitivity?

Yes, it may decrease in a few days or up to a month, depending on how severe your sensitivity is. It has over 70 trace minerals to help with sensitivity and help calm down inflammation.

Is it FDA or ADA approved?

No, it is not a drug. This is an all-natural, earth-based, plant-based formula.

How does this product make my teeth whiter?

Charcoal is very porous and absorbent it works by binding stains together and then pulling them out.

I have Gingivitis, will it help with that?

We have had clients who have been diagnosed with Gingivitis. Using both the Tooth Powder and the Oil, their gingivitis is now gone. Any type of teeth or gum issues, we recommend you use both the Powder and the Oil.

Is the Charcoal tooth powder messy?

The easiest way to avoid a mess, is to spit low into the sink and run water while spitting. Some people brush their teeth in the shower, keep a sponge right at their sink or simply spit in a cup and it is 100% mess free.

Do I still have to use toothpaste?

No, you can use this in place of your toothpaste. But if you really miss that pasty feel of toothpaste, you can pair the powder with the oil and that will increase the whitening and disinfecting and turn your powder into a toothpaste.

How long will the tooth powder last?

Brushing twice a day in place of your toothpaste, about 3 to 6 months plus.

How long will the tooth + gum oil last?

6 Months plus , You only need a couple drops on your brush or directly in your mouth.

What is activated charcoal?

Our Activated Charcoal is a fine black powder made from coconut shells. The charcoal is activated by processing it at a very high temperature, this changes its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increasing its surface area. This results in a charcoal that is more porous than regular charcoal.

Do I need a special Toothbrush ?

No, you can use any toothbrush. Electric, or ours are just eco-friendly and good for the earth. The black toothbrushes have charcoal infused bristles to help whiten.

Can I swallow the tooth powder or gum oil ?

If the powder or oil is accidentally swallowed, it will not harm you. However, we want to get the bacteria and toxins out of our mouth.

How does it taste?

Coconut Charcoal is odorless and tasteless. Our blend has incorporated over 16 ingredients to give it a nice flavor and to benefit your teeth. It tastes like a hint of mint, very mild. You ‘ll love it!!

Why is a powder better than a paste?

Toothpaste requires ingredients that have no impact on your oral health. A paste that flows out of a tube needs water, stabilizers,  and other harmful chemicals.  Our tooth powder is all natural, and has no harmful ingredients in it, including glycerin.

Is it safe on Veneers, crowns, and dentures ?

We have had many customers use it with great results. Because of liability reasons, we have to tell you to use this on your dental work at your own risk because they are all made out of different materials.

Will this help with cavities?

Yes, the Powder and the Oil paired together can help. However it depends on the severity of the tooth decay.

 Can you use on Braces? 


Can I still oil pull?

Yes, feel free. But please understand that the point of oil pulling is to remove toxins. Oil pulling takes 20 minutes of swishing oil inside your mouth. Our Tooth Powder and tooth + gum oil also helps to pull toxins from your mouth, so this can replace oil pulling.

Don’t Our teeth need fluoride?

No – fluoride can be toxic. The clay in tooth powder contains the minerals the teeth need to stay strong and healthy. Along with the other herbs.

Does Charcoal Stain Your Gums?

We have not encountered anyone complaining about charcoal staining their gums. If you find the charcoal getting stuck in your gum line, you will want to make sure you rinse really well after brushing and rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing and brush again with just water to dislodge any charcoal stuck in your tooth/gum line. If you have loose or receding gums it is easier for the charcoal to stick in your gums, so we recommend using the tooth + gum oil to help heal and tighten your gums.


Brighten + Detoxify Whiten Teeth Without the use of Harsh Abrasives or Chemicals Strengthen/Re-mineralize teeth + Improve Gum Health Fight Cavities, Plaque, Gingivitis + Bacteria Freshen Breath with AntiBacterial, AntiFungal and AntiSeptic properties Vegan, Fluoride Free, Non GMO, Gluten Free, No Harmful Chemicals, Cruelty Free

Brighten + Detoxify Whiten Teeth Without the use of Harsh Abrasives or Chemicals Strengthen/Re-mineralize teeth + Improve Gum Health Fight Cavities, Plaque, Gingivitis + Bacteria Freshen Breath with AntiBacterial, AntiFungal and AntiSeptic properties Vegan, Fluoride Free, Non GMO, Gluten Free, No Harmful Chemicals, Cruelty Free