Miswak is a traditional form of a toothbrush. Before toothbrushes could be bought in Central Europe, branches of various trees were used to care for the teeth. Oak and willow were among the common choices.
History of Miswak Usage
The “Toothbrush Tree” or Miswak grows in the deserts of Arabia, East Africa, and the Middle East and combines the properties of a toothbrush and toothpaste. It also contains substances that protect and clean the teeth. You don’t need water to clean your teeth with Miswak, so it’s also an excellent choice for traveling or trips.
Miswak has been used to clean teeth since ancient times. The use of fibrous chewing twigs was mentioned in the ancient Indian code of Manu (ca. 600 BC) and recommended in the famous ancient Indian compendium of medical knowledge Sushruta (ca. 400 BC).
Miswak plays an important role in the Arab and African worlds and is mainly grown in Pakistan.
What are the Benefits of a Miswak Natural Toothbrush?
- Cleans teeth gently and effectively
- Cleans each tooth separately
- Great for hard-to-reach areas
- Works without water and toothpaste
- The perfect toothbrush when you don’t have water or toothpaste on hand
- Also suitable for children
- Completely biodegradable
- Completely replaces conventional toothbrushes
- One Miswak can last for several weeks when used correctly
Ingredients of a Natural Toothbrush
The Miswak natural toothbrush contains natural active ingredients that are beneficial for the health of the teeth and oral mucosa:
- Fluoride (hardens enamel)
- Silicate (gentle cleaning particles)
- Vitamin C (preservative)
- Tannins (astringent)
- Saponins (cleansing agent)
- Flavonoids (antibacterial)
- Potassium (demineralization)
- Calcium (remineralization