What is Nano Silver?

Our teeth need help. Every day they are under a constant barrage of acid that’s released by a resilient group of bacteria that form a film over the entire surface of your teeth (this is called the biofilm AKA plaque). This biofilm barrier keeps the acid in while keeping, desperately needed, calcium out, causing cavities. The worst part is that traditional products cannot penetrate this barrier; they merely burn your mouth and surface level bacteria only. It’s no wonder why 92% of American adults suffer from some form of tooth decay despite the huge array of oral care products on the market.

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Nano Silver vs. Colloidal Silver

Think bullets that kill werewolves, quarters, and second place metals; ok, now think of those things shrunken down into tiny nanoparticles and suspended in fluid. Bam, now you know what Nano Silver is! Now the question you probably have is: “Ok, but how is this different than that weird colloidal silver that my grandma drinks?”. Glad. You. Asked. What makes our Nano Silver so unique is that it’s made with plant compounds and the nanoparticles are a consistent, much smaller, size than traditional colloidal products.

The size of most “colloidal” products usually vary drastically in their particle makeup because of the old, archaic, and non-biocompatible ways that they’re created. One of these dated methods includes putting silver wire in fluid and pumping electricity through it, forcing inconsistently sized particles to break off into the solution. When varied sized particles coexist in a single solution it provides inconsistent and lackluster results, which is why it’s important to not confuse “Colloidal Silver” with Nano Silver.

Nano Silver Mouthwash is ... Gold?

There are a surprising number of products out there that claim to have Nano Silver in them. Some are blue others can also be gray in color but the color you need to look for is… gold? Yes, gold. True Nano Silver absorbs light (specifically blue light) in the range of 400-420 nanometers. This is why they appear yellow-orange or honey gold in color. If you see a solution that does not look like this, it is most likely ionic silver or silver which is so small that it no longer reflects light in this range. In order for a Nano Silver solution to be effective, it has to be the right size, so in the case of nano silver mouthwash, color does matter.