The old adage is that having white teeth means they are both attractive and healthy. However, recent studies demonstrated how you can have a gleaming white smile and still have sensitive teeth, cavities, sore gums, or other dental problems.
Unfortunately, telling if your dental hygiene is good or bad isn’t always super obvious, because most of the times dental symptoms have a silver lining. So, the next time you visit your local store to buy toothpaste and a toothbrush, ask yourself if they’re really the best tools for your oral hygiene? If not, what alternative can offer superior benefits, all while being natural and low-cost? The answer is simple: Miswak sticks.
Coming from the Middle Eastern Salvadora persica (Arak) tree, Miswak and Swak toothbrush have been shown to be effective alternatives to achieving good oral health. Thanks to its unique properties, Miswak sticks can significantly reduce dental plaque and gingivitis, all while keeping helpful oral bacteria and killing harmful ones.
At this point, it may sound dismaying to replace your plastic toothbrush, toothpaste, tooth powder, all with a pencil-sized stick.
Therefore, to help you decide, here are 10 reasons to brush your teeth with a Miswak stick.
2. Gets Rid Bad Breath
One of the most common oral problems is Halitosis, namely bad breath. This can be the result of multiple reasons, such as not cleaning your mouth, smoking, keeping your mouth dry for a long time, gum disease, etc. In other words, bad oral hygiene and other medical conditions.
Brushing your teeth with a Miswak stick has numerous beneficial effects on oral health, including fighting bad breath. Indeed, due to its antibiotic properties, it’s probably your best bet regain a fresh and clean mouth. Brushing your tongue with Swak may help too.