Introducing Nature's completely biodegradable, disposable instant toothbrush that thoroughly cleans, protects and even whitens your teeth. Optimize your oral and tooth health with the toothbrush that grows on trees and has been widely revered for thousands of years for this very purpose in the Middle East. The root of the miswak tree (Salvadora persica) not only replaces conventional toothbrushes, it also replaces toothpaste and mouthwash and it releases its own soft antibacterial sap as you use it. Furthermore, unlike standard toothbrushes miswak will not create striation marks or indentations into the enamel of your teeth so they will also feel cleaner too. The miswak stick has the following properties: Antibacterial, Astringent, Detergent, Anti-inflammatory, Significantly plaque inhibiting, Enhances salivation, Fights caries, Provides nutrients for healthy bone and tooth development.
Miswak is an environmentally friendly, cheap and effective way of cleaning the teeth. It is one of the best studied natural products for oral hygiene and it origins go back into ancient times. Optimize your oral health with the most revered and traditional cleaning method. The toothbrush stick, or rather the root of this special tree replaces toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash. Believe it or not, even the World Health Organizion promotes the use of the toothbrush stick for cleaning the teeth and gums.
Each stick is a generous 19-20cm.
How to Prepare your Toothbrush Stick for Use
Choose a working end. Either peel the bark away 1-2cm all around the end of the stick with a knife, or gently chew the bark off the stick. You are not expected to swallow the bark! You will begin to taste the slightly bitter, mouth freshening flavour. Once the bark has been removed from the first 1-2cm of the toothbrush stick, begin to gently chew the stick or to soften it with the saliva. Already the teeth will begin to feel more clean and the breath will freshen. Each stick will last around 7-10 days given regular use. After a few goes, the end of the stick begins to fray and a brush develops. The thick sticks take a bit longer to develop the brush at their working end.
Wet the end of the toothbrush stick either in water or in in your mouth with saliva. This softens the fibers and dissolves beneficial juices from the stick. TraditionallyYou can also wet the fibers with water or rose water. Rose water is also very beneficial for oral hygiene and it has been used in this country since the 12th century.
To clean the teeth, rub the toothbrush horizontally along the gum line. No need to scrub. The main idea is to encourage the release and distribution of precious juices from this plant. it takes a little while to get used to the new method, but the perseverance will pay off. You can also chew the end of the stick lightly, to release more juices. Rub very gently until the toothbrush has formed. It might take a few goes to form a really handy toothbrush.
Make sure to clean the whole of the mouth cavity including the inside of the teeth, the cheeks, the palette, the tongue and under the tongue or at least to swish the mouth around with the juices created by brushing.
Brush the teeth on rising and going to bed, after meals or if the taste in the mouth changes.
After use rinse the miswak and keep it in a clean place. Let it dry, then replace it in the packet or keep it somewhere clean, ready for the next brushing.
Caring for your Toothbrush Stick
As you continue using the miswak, the brushes will lengthen and less juices will be released. So trim the bristles and chew the end of the stick when you want to release more sap in the mouth. Gradually the toothbrush stick will get shorter, serving you very well in the meantime. Time to nurture a new one!
Ingredients: Salvadora persica root