Why You Should Avoid "Nano" Hydroxyapatite and Choose Mineral Hydroxyapatite Toothpaste


6/20/20232 min read

When it comes to oral care, it is crucial to make informed decisions based on scientific evidence. While both mineral hydroxyapatite and nano-hydroxyapatite are used in dental products, choosing mineral hydroxyapatite is a far safer option for major reasons.

One common concern regarding nano-particles is their ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, a protective mechanism that separates the bloodstream from the brain. The small "nano" size of nano-particles enables them to potentially penetrate the cells and tissues of the brain, raising questions about their long-term effects on health. It has also been reported that inhaled nanoparticles reach the blood and may reach other sites such as the liver, heart or blood cells (Oberdörster G et al 2002, MacNee et al 2000, Kreyling et al 2002). Nano-particles are not exclusive to dental care and can be found in various food, drugs and other consumer products. The widespread use of nano-particles in these products has ignited concerns about their potential health risks. Scientific studies have indicated that certain nano-particles can accumulate in the body over time and have adverse effects on organs and tissues, including the brain.

Nano-hydroxyapatite toothpaste, being in nanoparticle form, has raised concerns about its safety due to this potential risk. Furthermore, this substance is lab produced and is not natural.

In contrast, choosing mineral hydroxyapatite provides a safer alternative. Mineral hydroxyapatite is composed of larger particles that do not cross the blood-brain barrier and do not accumulate in the body like nano particles. This form of hydroxyapatite has been extensively researched and proven to be safe for use in oral care products.

Additionally, mineral hydroxyapatite aids in remineralizing the enamel, reducing tooth sensitivity, and providing a protective barrier against acid attacks. By choosing mineral hydroxyapatite, you can confidently maintain good oral health without compromising your whole person health.

Making informed choices based on scientific evidence ensures that you are using dental products that are both effective and safe for long-term use, while also safeguarding the health and integrity of your brain and body.

Source: "modified Opinion (after public consultation) on the appropriateness of existing methodologies to assess the potential risks associated with engineered and adventitious products of nanotechnologies", (SCENIHR /002/05), a report produced in 2006 by the SCENIHR (Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks) of the European Commission.