You may have heard about colloidal silver and its potential value as a dietary supplement or homeopathic remedy. Most colloidal silver products come in a solution containing microscopic silver particles, according to the Mayo Clinic. These products often claim to boost immune systems, fight bacteria and viruses and even treat conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye infections and prostatitis. However, none of these claims have been proven — to date, the ingestion of silver has no known health benefits.
The same goes for using colloidal silver for a tooth infection or to treat any other dental health issues. Here's what you need to know about using colloidal silver for dental ailments.