Natural toothbrushes before toothbrushes came along. These natural root/twigs are very easy to use.
You simply use a sharp instrument to shave off the side, revealing the inner fibres.
You then chew the fibers until they become soft and brush-like and simply brush.
Once the ends have become too soft, you simply cut it off and repeat the process!
You do not need to use toothpaste as the roots are naturally anti-bacterial which are great for on the go. A portable, natural and biodegradable method of keeping your oral hygiene up to scratch!
Over the years, dental researchers and medical publications have studied the natural antibacterial properties found in the miswak, which is extracted from the roots and branches of a very particular tree called the Salvadora Persica, or Arak tree. Several of these studies reveal that when used correctly, the miswak can have a positive impact on your oral hygiene through:
• Plaque reduction
• Teeth whitening
• Fighting bad odor
• Killing bacteria
• Increasing salivation
• Helping with nicotine addiction
The Salvadora Persica has also been noted to carry natural remedies in its berries and leaves, in addition to its roots and branches. In 2008, the World Health Organization recommended the miswak as a healthy alternative to the toothbrush.