Oral health is more important than you may think. Did you know that oral health affects your whole-body health?
The nature offers an excellent wooden brush (miswak) to clean and whiten our teeth, remove dental plaque, prevent cavities, kill bacteria, prevent gum disease, eliminate bad breath, and so much more…
Using miswak for natural oral health?
This miswak isn’t just a regular stick, it’s made from arak tree wood with powerful medicinal properties. The ark tree is also noted to carry natural remedies in its leaves, fruits, and roots.
The history of this environmentally friendly (biodegradable) herbal toothbrush goes back to 7,000 years ago. This Islamic religion, however, had the biggest influence on the usage of miswak which is a combination of a toothpaste and a toothbrush.
Miswak has different names across different cultures. This herbal toothbrush is very popular in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, South East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Here are some of the other names around the world:
- Arak- Arabic
- Qesam- Hebrew
- Qisa- Aramaic
- Mastic- Latin
- Koyoji- Japanese
How do you use the miswak?
- Soak your stick in water for a couple of hours
- Peel the outer layer of your stick about 1/5 of an inch until you see the inner bristles
- Chew on the bristles to make them soft and separated
- Brush each tooth in a clockwise circular motion while allowing the bristles between the gaps for flossing
- Cut the tip of your used bristles once they get dry
So, what do you think? Will you give miswak a try? We love to hear your thoughts in the comments section at the very end of this page.
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