Discover a #BetterWayToCharcoal with Crest!


As a mom of a pre-teen boy, I frequently experience the following conversation in my home:

“Honey, did you brush your teeth?”

“Yes, mom.”

“Are you sure?”


“Can I see your teeth?”

*long pause*

“I’ll go brush them now…”




I get it! While I love that fresh from the dentist feeling after brushing as an adult, I vividly remember battling my parents over brushing my teeth. In fact, I distinctly remember occasionally heading to the bathroom for my bedtime routine to find that my dad had concocted his own toothpaste creation, a gritty paste that contained baking soda and who knows what else.

I remember him teaching me that from time to time, it’s a good idea to brush with something more than our regular day-to-day paste in order to help our teeth stay bright and white. This is why I took notice when I began to see social media friends sharing their own home recipes for activated charcoal paste.

Why brush with activated charcoal?

Everyone seems to agree that the absorption power of charcoal added occasionally to the toothbrushing routine provides a brighter, whiter smile. But dentists also seem to agree that unlike my childhood baking soda at-home paste creation, it’s best to leave activated charcoal toothpaste to the experts!

That’s why I was excited to try Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Charcoal, the better way to charcoal. I trust Crest. I’ve brushed with Crest my entire life and have used Crest’s other whitening formulas and products with great success. In fact, Crest is the toothpaste I trust for my own children (because this momma is not making her own DIY paste!).

Unlike other activated charcoal toothpaste products, I found Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Charcoal to have a fresh, minty flavor. And bonus – it didn’t turn my white sink black!

While trying the Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Charcoal, I also checked out the new Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy with Coconut Oil. Remember my vow to not dip my toe into the world of DIY activated charcoal paste? Well, I have tried homemade coconut oil tooth cleaning in the past and to be completely honest – it went horribly! I simply could not get past the strange feel and taste. That was not my experience with this new product from Crest, however. In fact, the vanilla mint flavor is refreshing and left my mouth feeling fresh for the rest of the morning.

Both of Crest’s new Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy formulas are going to stay in regular rotation in my home. I trust Crest with my family’s dental health and appreciate that the products are not only safe but pleasant! If you’ve ever considered a charcoal or coconut oil enhanced paste, I highly recommend you head on over to your local Walmart and check them out for yourself.

I’d love to hear about your experiences with using charcoal and coconut oil in your tooth whitening routine. And let me know if you have any questions about my experience!

I tried Crest 3D White Whitening Therapy products as part of a sponsored campaign. All opinions are my own and all experiences are authentic.

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  • Emily Fata

    I use Crest all the time, and swear by their products! I haven’t yet tried the charcoal toothpaste yet, but I’ll be picking one up on my next shopping trip. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Anna

    We always use CREST in my family, and have since I was a kid (talk about brand loyalty hahaha), and I love it. I love the reputation, and the variety of options of formulations. It’s not surprising they’ve come out with coconut oil and charcoal options.

  • Chad

    I had no idea charcoal had all these awesome benefits! Wow! Will definitely try it. Thanks for the recos.


  • Nina

    SO I’ve heard of using charcoal pills as an added benefit for whiter teeth and I’ve seen where they crush up the powder and use it as a toothpaste. But now that Crest has a toothpaste already made that makes it so much easier!

  • SincerelySnide

    I didn’t know that Crest had the charcoal therapy option available, I am going to give it a try.

  • Michael

    Never imagined that I will brush my teeth with charcoal. How technology changes things eh? Willing to try it!

  • Mickal

    I love crest! I was skeptical about this toothpaste but now I’m excited to try it.

  • Catherine Santiago Jose

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product. My Aunt is living in the states and for a long years she’s been using this product on her teeth and now, she is sharing this with us and it’s really good.

  • Alexandra Cook

    I’ve not tried Crest Charcoal yet – so your review was extremely helpful. Sounds like a great way to whiten our teeth.

  • Clare Minall

    This looks and sounds great. I am so much more concerned with my teeth now than I used to be. So important to try this.

  • Rebecca Sanchez

    Crest Charcoal is a must try product. I always wanted to try this and I have heard a lot about this before and been looking for this one.

  • Preet

    I’ve heard so much about this Crest Charcoal. My friends using this and introduce to me. I always wanted to try this

  • Angie

    I love activates charcoal! Didn’t know this toothpaste existed. Will check it out!

  • Bree

    I love Crest it is my go-to and I also love charcoal but I didnt know they made charcoal! I will have to try this!

  • Christa

    I use Crest but haven’t tried this product yet. I’m intrigued. I’ll have to check it out.

  • Louisa

    I’ve been seeing charcoal toothbrushes and tooth pastes and I’ve been curious about it. I guess this is a safer way to achieve that pearly white smile.

  • Rosey

    I love that there is one with coconut oil. It’s nice that they’re keeping up with the trends!

  • Jennifer

    I had no idea that Crest has so many options in the teeth whitening arena! I will have to try these out as I always want to brighten my smile.

  • Stephanie S

    I have been wanting to try charcoal and I am so glad to see that a trusted brand offers it. I will definitely try it now, thanks!

  • Sincerely Miss J

    I use Crest regularly. I had no idea that they had a charcoal version. Thank you for sharing.

  • Rachael

    I really thinh this product is a must try. I am super vane when it comes to anything, including my teeth, so I will definitely try this.