I am sharing an inexpensive all natural teeth whitener that I recently heard about and am now using. It is called a Miswak and it is a root from a Salvadora persica tree. Used extensively in the Middle East, Africa, India and in Central and Southeast Asia. Its use dates back over 7000 years. (Wikipedia) Many studies have been done comparing the use of the Miswak to the toothbrush and the miswak performs so well that even The World Health Organization recommended it in 1986. It cleans and is a great teeth whitener.
It has silca which helps to remove stains which helps whiten teeth. Some say up to 3 shades whiter. I quit smoking two years ago and have used a whitening toothpaste for at leat the last 5 years and yet one week of using this miswak has lightened my teeth noticeably. It also has shown in the studies to reduce plaque and it has antibacterial qualities. It can help to prevent and according to some even heal cavities. I bought some thinking it can’t hurt to try because I really don’t like using fluoride.
We already have it in our water and it has been proven to affect IQ so I really don’t like adding more. I have to tell you, the first time i used the miswak, I could not believe how good it made my teeth feel. You know that super smooth and ultra clean feeling you have right after you have you teeth cleaned at the dentist? It feels a little different from your normal tooth brushing. It is a super clean feel. That is what I get every time I use the miswak.
The first time I was really amazed at how clean my teeth felt. They feel that way every time I use it. The stick is supposed to help with dry mouth too and that was the main reason I bought it. I have dry mouth at night because of my allergies. I end up mouth breathing most of the night during the allergy season. I can’t tell if it going to help that since the season is over but I am a firm believer in the Miswak and will be using them for the rest of my life. I am posting a video that will tell you how to use it. There are many videos on youtube if you would like to see more demonstrations on how to use the Miswak.
The packages of them that I bought have full instructions on them. The ones I bought are called Sewak, but once you do what you need to do to turn it into a brush it is called a Miswak. They come in individual packs and if you cut it open close to the end you can store your Miswak in it between uses.
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