Welcome to our big charcoal toothpaste test 2019, where we present you all the charcoal toothpastes we have tested. We have compiled detailed background information for you and also added a summary of customer reviews on the net.
We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best toothpaste for you.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. You will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of when buying charcoal toothpaste.

The most important in brief

  • Charcoal toothpaste is a black paste that absorbs all impurities from the mouth and lightly whitens the teeth.
  • Charcoal toothpastes are divided into toothpaste with fluoride and toothpaste without fluoride.
  • Charcoal toothpaste is not harmful. In the worst case it has an abrasive effect and leads to sensitive teeth.

Best Charcoal Toothpaste : the Ranking

Place 1: MayBeau charcoal toothpaste

The MayBeau charcoal toothpaste is the Amazon prime bestseller and without doubt, a quality product with a fair price.

This toothpaste protects the teeth and brightens them at the same time. The product consists of 100% natural premium ingredients, completely free of peroxide and fluoride. This toothpaste also convinces with its refreshing taste of mint, for a noticeably fresher breath.

Most reviews claim that toothpaste works really well, especially against discoloration of tobacco. Whitening can be seen after 2-4 weeks of daily use, according to customers.

2nd place: Dr. Bauer ́s Black Mint Whitening Toothpaste

Dr Bauer’s toothpaste brings back your white smile. What’s special about this toothpaste is that it doesn’t contain fluoride.

Instead, it has xylitol, which has a caries-inhibiting effect and ensures smooth teeth. All the ingredients in this toothpaste, such as hydroxyapatite, are carefully selected. The contained hydroxyapatite helps the enamel and is ideal for hypersensitive teeth.

The fresh mint taste provides a fresh, pleasant breath. With a sophisticated and coordinated system of different cleaning body types and plaque softening substances, this toothpaste ensures perfect cleaning, which naturally promises white teeth and a great smooth feeling.

3rd place: Happybrush Superb Polish Toothpaste (Vegan)

The Happybrush polish Toothpasta is our only vegan toothpaste on our list. This special charcoal toothpaste formula gently cleans teeth and provides a natural white. The special calcium in the toothpaste supports the teeth during remineralization.

Happybrush is not only vegan, but also gluten-free and animal-free. They do without questionable ingredients such as microplastic, palm oil, triclosan and sodium laurysulfate. In addition, it is manufactured in Germany and has a 100% recyclable tube.

The many positive reviews confirm that toothpaste produces clean teeth and fresh breath. The whitening effect should be as good as with other toothpastes.

Guide: Questions to consider before buying charcoal toothpaste

How well does charcoal toothpaste work?

Despite its great popularity, the effectiveness of coal toothpaste is questionable. The product promises a shiny white denture without any bleaching agents and emery. However, the results of various quality testers are unfortunately disappointing.

The black charcoal toothpaste is basically the same as a conventional white toothpaste. The difference is the unfamiliar pitch black colour, which it gets through the addition of charcoal.

Charcoal toothpaste

Charcoal toothpaste is like a conventional toothpaste. It only differs in colour. (Picture source: pixabay.com / Steve Bussinne)

Thanks to its special pore structure, charcoal acts as an excellent binder. Therefore, when brushing teeth, all undesirable substances, such as a sponge, are absorbed by the carbon and rinsed out.

However, sponges, like Charcoal, have a limited absorption capacity. Since the Charcoal is not in its pure form in the pack, but is mixed into the toothpaste, it seems more likely that the Charcoal absorbs the active substances of the paste and not the unwanted plaque in the mouth.

It should be remembered that only the natural tooth colour can be achieved with these natural whitening methods. Pearly white teeth can only be achieved by whitening the teeth.

Is charcoal toothpaste harmful?

For the body? Not really. Charcoal toothpaste does not harm the body. However, the paste can have a more abrasive effect than conventional toothpastes and lead to sensitive teeth.

For the environment? Yes. Many toothpastes with Charcoal additives failed Ökotest because they contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and PEG derivatives. According to the Federal Environment Agency, both substances are potentially carcinogenic and are difficult to degrade by the environment.

Who is an Charcoal toothpaste suitable for?

In principle, Charcoal toothpaste is suitable for anyone who wants to test the new trend of natural tooth whitening and is not afraid of the extraordinary color and taste.

This novelty is not cheap – you should be ready to lay down a nice chunk for this experiment.

Charcoal toothpaste is surprisingly well suited for tobacco, wine and coffee lovers whose teeth have been discoloured by regular consumption.

The toothpaste rinses away all harmful substances and is particularly effective against strong discolorations. However, toothpaste has a slightly abrasive effect and should therefore be avoided by people with sensitive teeth.

What does an Charcoal toothpaste cost?

As with all beauty products, there are more expensive and higher quality brands, as well as cheaper and simpler products. Depending on the place of purchase and the brand, the price of Charcoal can vary greatly. Most are between 5 and 20 euros, which is considerably more expensive than a regular toothpaste. The price of a normal charcoal toothpaste is about 10 Euros.

Decisive for the price are the ingredients of the toothpastes. There are creams that contain luxurious additives such as coconut oil. The price of such creams is on average 5 Euro higher, about 15 Euro.

Toothpaste Price
Standard 0.75 – 5 USD
charcoal normal ca. 10 USD
charcoal mit coconut oil ca. 15 USD

Tip: Prices vary greatly depending on the place of purchase. In addition, many online reviews confirm that the most expensive brand is not always the best.

Where can I buy Charcoal toothpaste?

Charcoal toothpaste is available in larger supermarkets, pharmacies and many online shops.

According to our research, most Charcoal toothpastes are sold through these online shops:

  • amazon.com
  • ebay.com

Amazon and Ebay offer the largest selection of products.

The advantage of online shopping is the many customer reviews. With the many questions, answers and experience reports, they make it easy for you to find a good product. Often they also show pictures so that you can see not only the packaging, but also the actual product.

What is the alternative to charcoal toothpaste?

A radiant smile can be created with many means. Those who prefer to stay away from the pitch-black paste in the bath will fortunately have a few more options for teeth whitening.

We will explain our favourite alternatives to Charcoal toothpaste in a short overview in the next section.

Brushing and flossing thoroughly with a sound brush

As we all know, brushing teeth is important and part of standard hygiene. If this is done thoroughly, the teeth should remain white. Thorough brushing and the use of dental floss reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth and prevent plaque accumulation.

If you want to make an extra effort, you can also buy a sonic toothbrush. They clean the teeth much better than conventional hand brushes by means of small vibrations.

Baking powder instead of toothpaste

Baking powder should not only be useful for cakes, but also for white teeth. Baking powder has natural whitening properties and acts like a mild sandpaper when brushing teeth, which can remove surface stains. In addition, baking powder creates an alkaline environment in the mouth that prevents the growth of bacteria.

Using apple vinegar as a mouthwash

Acetic acid has been used for centuries as a natural detergent and disinfectant. It has antibacterial properties that can help whiten teeth. Excessive use of apple vinegar can, however, damage the enamel and teeth. Therefore, apple cider vinegar should only be used a few times a week.

The exotic oil pulling

“Oil Pulling” is a traditional Indian remedy that can be used for diseases. It is particularly suitable for oral hygiene. By rinsing oil in the mouth, bacteria and plaque are removed that make the teeth look yellow. In principle, it is feasible with all oils, but coconut oil is the most commonly used because it offers many additional health benefits.

There are several natural ways to whiten your teeth. Most of these products work by removing stains and discolorations on your teeth with mild abrasion.

If you want a strong whitening, you should consult a dentist. Most dental practices offer professional whitening treatments that are much stronger than these natural remedies. This includes whitening the teeth, which can be more effective with severe tooth discoloration.

Decision: What types of Charcoal toothpaste are there and which one is right for you?

If you want to buy a new Charcoal toothpaste, there are two alternatives to choose from:

  • Charcoal toothpaste with fluoride
  • Charcoal toothpaste without fluoride

In the next section, we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of fluoride and fluoride-free toothpaste so that you can buy the toothpaste that is best for you.

What distinguishes an Charcoal toothpaste with fluoride and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Fluoride plays an important role in oral hygiene. It acts as a protective film around the tooth, which reduces acid formation in the mouth and supports the absorption of minerals into the tooth.

  • Protects against caries
  • Returns minerals to the tooth surface
  • Plaque and anti-inflammatory
  • Cheaper than toothpastes without fluoride
  • Dangerous if taken too much
  • Not suitable for children
  • Side effects unknown

The biggest advantage of fluoride toothpaste is that it reduces the risk of tooth decay. Caries occurs when the bacteria in our mouth (through sugar intake) form a lot of acid. This acid attacks our enamel and can damage it in such a way that the bacteria penetrate the tooth and destroy it from the inside. Those who use fluoride toothpaste have an effective way of keeping these bacteria in check and protecting their enamel.

The biggest disadvantage is the risk of fluoride overdose. In many countries, fluoride is added to water sources because of its good resistance to tooth decay. However, in Germany, Switzerland and Austria this is not the case, so the risk of falling ill through fluoride intake is very low. In addition, potential negative side effects are still unknown and many studies are still lacking.

Fluoride has long been a controversial substance. Many websites claim that this substance is toxic and that it can cause many health problems:

  • Fractures
  • cancer
  • Impaired brain development in children

In fact, it has been scientifically proven that taking too much fluoride can be harmful to health. It is particularly dangerous for young children, who often swallow toothpaste rather than spit it out.

What distinguishes an Charcoal toothpaste without fluoride and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Despite lack of scientific evidence, the popularity of fluoride-free variations of toothpaste is increasing.

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  • Only natural ingredients
  • Often vegan
  • Lack of test results of the samples
  • Often does not protect against tooth decay
  • Expensive

Fluoride-free toothpaste is usually free of harmful chemicals.

Many fluoride-free toothpastes originate from natural cosmetics and in the vast majority of cases have no harmful additives, such as triclosan and sodium lauryl sulphate (irritating to mucous membranes and damaging to the intestine), no preservative parabens (hormone-like effect) and also no PEG/PEG derivatives (make the skin more permeable to toxic foreign substances).

Unfortunately, our toothpastes without fluoride do not perform as well as average in many tests and, according to “Öko-test”, often do not protect against tooth decay.

Fortunately, not all products are excluded. It is important to read reviews and testimonials before buying, so you can also buy a fluoride-free toothpaste that also protects against tooth decay.

Purchase criteria: Based on these factors you can compare and evaluate Charcoal toothpastes

In the following we will show you which aspects you can choose between the variety of possible Charcoal toothpaste.

The criteria that will help you compare the toothpastes with each other include

  • Ingredients
  • efficacy
  • flavor

In the following paragraphs we will explain to you what is important with the individual criteria.


The content of the toothpaste is very important. In addition to fluoride, toothpastes can contain all kinds of additives. You should make sure that your toothpaste contains either fluoride, xylitol or another alternative to the two. These substances protect against tooth decay and care for your enamel.

Charcoal alone is not enough to protect your teeth. You should also make sure that the black toothpaste really contains Charcoal and is not just a discoloured paste that sells as something else.

You often see coconut oil in Charcoal toothpastes. As a bonus ingredient, coconut oil is particularly popular because it contains many healthy properties and naturally whitens your teeth.

For allergy sufferers it is always important to read the ingredients. In natural cosmetics in particular, toothpastes contain a wide variety of oils and herbal substances, which in the worst case could trigger an allergic reaction.


Not all products work equally well. The effectiveness of the different products depends on the one hand on the different ingredients and on the other hand on the condition of your teeth. If you have strongly stained teeth, you will see better results than someone who has almost no staining.

Good to know: The tooth color is genetically determined.

With natural tooth whitening products, only the original tooth color can be achieved. Our natural tooth color is not pearl white as you would expect, but rather ivory colored.

It’s best to read many reviews before you buy so you can see what others have achieved. But don’t forget that toothpaste works differently for each person and real results can only be seen after 2-4 weeks of daily use.


The taste of Charcoal toothpaste varies. Compared to regular toothpastes, they don’t always have a cool mint taste that gives you the long-lasting feeling of cleanliness and freshness. Often the taste is very mild or there is no taste at all.

If you prefer a more minty paste, you can always look at the description of the pack or the online description to see if a specific taste is indicated. If there is no taste in the description, you can assume that the paste is simply tasteless.

Facts worth knowing on the subject of Charcoal toothpaste

How often should I use Charcoal toothpaste?

You should brush your teeth twice a day with a pea-sized amount of Charcoal toothpaste. Many also use toothpaste in combination with normal toothpaste to protect their teeth or to save on Charcoal toothpaste because it’s not cheap.

If your teeth become sensitive when you use this toothpaste, you should use the toothpaste less or perhaps put it completely aside.

Can I use Charcoal toothpaste with braces?

If you have braces, you can use toothpaste as long as it does not damage your teeth and gums. However, you should make sure that you rinse well and get the color out of your braces. A black denture would certainly be disadvantageous. If you are still unsure, ask your dentist again.

How can I make Charcoal toothpaste myself?

If you have a little time and the right ingredients, making an Charcoal toothpaste is easy. The right choice of ingredients is important. For example, a special, high-quality salt must be selected so that it does not have too abrasive an effect on the teeth.

The following video shows how to make your own Charcoal toothpaste.


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Dr. Kim Schreiber

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