If you are looking for a natural toothbrush - use Miswack - natural toothbrush-toothpaste. This multi-purpose stick cleans the mouth, whitens the teeth and sweetens the breath, and is widely used throughout the Arab world. The best source of the miswak is the root of the arak tree (salvadora persica), more commonly known as the 'toothbrush tree'.
Chemical analysis revealed that it contains a total of 19 natural substances which are beneficial to dental health. Its natural antiseptics have a bactericidal action, killing harmful micro-organisms in the mouth, the tannic acid it contains has astringent qualities which protect the gums from disease, and its aromatic oils increase salivation. Because of its built-in antiseptics, the miswak needs no cleaning, and because its bristles are parallel to the handle rather than perpendicular, it can reach more easily between the teeth, where a conventional toothbrush often misses.
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Miswak, Arak, Siwak, Peelu, Scientific Name: Salvadora PersicaResearch shows that the bark of the "Toothbrush Tree" contains on antibiotic which suppresses the growth of bacteria and the formation of plaque in the mouth. Research also suggests that the regular use of Miswak significantly reduces plaque, gingivitis, and the growth of cariogenic bacteria. No toothpaste required! Miswak, naturally contains many components such as fluoride, astringents, detergents, resins and abrasives.
iswak, is 100% organic. Go green~ for the environment.
The Natural Nutrients found in miswak is fluorine (2x what is found in toothpastes), silicon, Vitamin C, salvadorine and trimethylamine.
The World Health Organization recommends the use of the miswak in international consensus reports on oral hygiene published in 1986 and in 2000.
The Minerals in this root or twig include potassium, sodium, chloride,
sodium bicarbonate and calcium oxides.
These ingredients all strengthen the tooth enamel.
The bark contains an antibiotic which surpresses the growth of bacteria and the formation of plaque. Research shows that regular use of miswak significantly reduces plaque, gingivitis and growth of cariogenic bacteria. It is naturally strengthens and protects the enamel with resins and mild abrasives for whiter teeth and fresher breath. It reduces stains from tobacco products, coffee and teas.
The form of the twig makes it easier to get to the hard to reach places for a standard toothbrush. It massages the gums for healthier teeth.
A few important benefits of Miswak:
* Kills bacteria that causes gum disease
* Fights plaque effectively.
* Useful and effectives for teeth whitening
* Helps reduce tooth decay
* Removes Bad breath and odor from mouth.
* Creates a fragrance in the mouth.
* Effectively cleans between teeth due to its parallel bristles.
* Increases salivation and hence inhibits dry mouth (Xerostomia)
How To Use Miswak ?
To use your miswak stick: Remove the stick from the package and trim or chew the bark off one end of the stick; about a 1/2 inch. Chew on the exposed end until the twig forms bristles. Brush as usual. No toothpaste required. The miswak will freshen the mouth. Every few days (when bristles look like an old broom) cut off the exposed bristles, peel bark and start anew.
Enjoy! and keep smiling :)