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Benefits of using Miswak

  • Strengthens and stop bleeding gums.
  • Fights germs and bacteria.
  • Fights plaque.
  • Fights against cavities.
  • Leaves the mouth fresh and fragrant.
  • Whitens teeth.
  • Natural source of fluoride.
  • Environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
  • Economical
  • Studies show that miswak can be more effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis than conventional tooth brushing*

You will discover that once you learn how to use a miswak, it is simple to use, great for oral hygiene and above all economical! Preparing a new Miswak for use: Begin by scoring a line through the Miswak peel with a clean pair of scissors. The score line should be approximately one inch from the bottom of the miswak. Then use a paring knife to slice away the peel. Start at the score line and peel towards the bottom, away from yourself to avoid injury. Once the bottom inch of the miswak has been peeled, soak it in clean water or food grade Rose- water for about 15 minutes to an hour. Afterwards, remove the miswak from the liquid, rinse and chew on the softened end. The natural fibers on the bottom of the Miswak will begin to separate and form toothbrush like bristles. Your Miswak is now ready for use. How to use a Miswak: To clean the teeth, moisten the Miswak and brush from the edge of the gums in an up and down motion over the teeth. (Toothpaste is not necessary.) It is Sunnah (tradition) to clean all the teeth from right to left and top to bottom. The should be done 3 separate times during each use. Rinse the Miswak after each set and when you are done. Store your rinsed miswak in a clean place where it can dry out, the same way you would store a toothbrush. Periodically, trim off the end of your Miswak when the bristles begin to deteriorate. And peel and soak the end in the same manner as above. You should be able to trim your Miswak several times. Remember to replace your Miswak once it becomes too short to use effectively. *Studies of the many benefits of using a miswak can be viewed at the NCBI Website