In the Media
Dr. Burnett talks about the charcoal cleanse
During my trial, I consulted Dr. Theodore Burnett, a Los Angeles-based dentist and former professor at the USC School of Dentistry, about the legitimacy of an activated charcoal toothpaste. He informed me that activated charcoal isn’t problematic for external use on skin, but can be dangerous if infused in anunactivated state. Since the Carbon6Lab toothpaste has not been approved by the American Dental Association, Dr. Burnett warned me that consumers should proceed with caution.
“One of the downsides of unactivated charcoal is offsetting the bacterial balance in your body and leading to infection,” Dr. Burnett explained. “Without ADA approval, there’s no one to verify that the charcoal is actually activated.”