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With so many charcoal products surfacing in the beauty and dental industries, it’s hard to know which ones are safe and effective and which ones might be more hype or potentially harmful. The BURST toothbrush bristles have been getting a lot of attention so we wanted to make sure to answer this very important question, “Can BURST bristles cause damage to teeth or dental work?”

Types of Charcoal

There are a few types of activated charcoal commonly used in the medical and cosmetics communities so it’s nice to know educate yourself just a bit. Coconut shells, bamboo trees, oak trees and peat are all possible sources of activated charcoal. The activated charcoal in the BURST bristles comes from a very specific Japanese Oak tree and technically is a white charcoal. The wood is burned in a kiln for several weeks at really high temperatures and deprived of oxygen until it has turned into carbon. The surface of this charcoal is made up of tiny pores that allow it to attract and absorb impurities. It has a mild polishing ability as well but our favorite benefit is that those bristles will stay germ free until the next brush head ships to your door.

Particle Size

The BURST tapered PBT nylon bristles are infused with a 1.6% Binchotan nanoparticle. NOT to be confused with some of the powders, pastes and slurries that you may see elsewhere. The size of the charcoal powder particles can play an important role in how abrasive a product will be. Charcoal nanoparticles range from from 1 nanometer to 100 nanometer (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter)… It’s ridiculously tiny!!! For those that are into Relative Dentin Abrasion tables, we are proud to say that the RDA value for the BURST bristles came in at a low 86. Yeah, that pretty gentle. “Clinical evidence supports that lifetime use of proper brushing technique with a toothbrush and toothpaste at an RDA of 250 or less produces limited wear to dentin and virtually no wear to enamel.”

Your Teeth and Dental Work are Safe

With a super soft bristle and a low RDA value, you can be sure that our toothbrush will not scratch your dental work or cause damage to your natural teeth or gums. Our army of dental professional ambassadors agree that their patients are safe and sound with BURST. Users with gum recession, periodontal disease and generally sensitive are telling us that using the BURST brush is keeping their teeth cleaner without any discomfort. Take a peek at our reviews!