WHAT IS MISWAK?
The Miswak is a teeth cleaning twig made from the Salvadora Persica tree. It is a traditional and natural alternative to the modern toothbrush with medicinal benefits. The chew sticks have been using for dental care, since the time immemorial. These sticks are effective, inexpensive and contain lots of medical properties. Even Miswak has been recommended by WHO for dental care. Here are some surprising benefits of using Miswak –
FIGHTS WITH TOOTH DECAY AND CAVITIES
Whenever you are chewing the Miswak, it promotes the salivary secretion in your mouth, which reduces the chances of formation of any bacteria. And this helps in the prevention of Tooth Decay. Miswak also has anti-biotic properties, so that it can reduce the occurrence of Dental Cavities.
PREVENTS SCURVY OR GINGIVITIS
Scurvy is actually a gum disease, in which a person develops inflammation in the gum and there is bleeding from the gum. Studies have shown that a daily use of Miswak can help you to reduce the occurrence of any type of gum disease like Gingivitis. And it helps in strengthening the gums.
FIGHTS WITH PLAQUE
Chewing the Miswak promotes the formation of extracts which act as an antiseptic and thus fights with plaque. Even Miswak can remove the plaque more efficiently than any normal toothbrush.
As Miswak is a natural toothbrush, better to say chew stick, it is naturally beneficial for your teeth. It plays the role of both toothbrush and toothpaste. Miswak contains double the amount of fluorine, compared to normal toothpaste. It also contains the oxides of calcium like sodium bi-carbonate. And other components like vitamin-C, sodium chloride, potassium, silicon and trimethylmine, these all are beneficial for your teeth.
PREVENTS OFFENSIVE BREATH ODOUR & MOUTH ODOUR
As Miswak fights with the bacteria present in the teeth or cleans up teeth clearly and prevents tooth decay, these all will help you to maintain healthy teeth. And people with healthy teeth would never develop any offensive odour in their mouth. Also it can reduce the bad smell of your breath and gives freshness in your mouth.
MAKES YOUR TEETH WHITER
Silica, Salvadora Persica and some other ingredients, these are responsible for your white teeth. And Miswak has all of these and thus it helps in cleaning rather polishing your teeth and protects the enamel. It also helps in cleaning the stains from tobacco.
REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER
Miswak has anti-carcinogenic effects, so that it can reduce the risk of cancer. But it can’t be said that it can cure cancer.
MISWAK CAN BEAT YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
Miswak can beat your regular toothbrush in case of cleaning. It can clean all the corners of your mouth. It helps in massaging the gums. So, using a Miswak is actually a smart choice.