Activated Charcoal Toothpaste is specially formulated to be gentle enough for daily use. Activated Charcoal is nature’s way to whiten your teeth, detoxify your mouth, and freshen your breath. DIRECTIONS: adults and children 12 years of age and older: Apply at least a 1 inch strip of Charcoal toothpaste onto a soft bristle toothbrush. Brush teeth for at least 2 minutes, preferably after each meal or at least twice a day (morning and evening) or as recommended by a dentist or physician. children under 12 years of age: consult a dentist or a physician.