For the last two months, I’ve been brushing my teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Before that, I was using miswak. Nowadays, I have a toothache for the first time in years. That’s why I decided to compare miswak and toothbrush.
I have been using miswak up to for five years. I had no complaints about it. But finally, I decided to try a whitening toothpaste since I was constantly seeing different tooth whitening products in ads.
First of all, I must say that my teeth were whiter and brighter while I was using miswak. This may be because I am brushing my teeth twice a day with toothpaste. But I was generally using miswak five times a day.
I didn’t like standing in the bathroom to brush my teeth and also the taste of toothpastes. I gag every time I rinse my mouth. Besides, the toothpaste dries the edges of my mouth.
However, while using miswak, I was reading or watching something in my room. Using miswak always calms my nerves and relaxes me. It never left a sharp taste in my mouth. Because it doesn’t have its own taste.
I haven’t had any dental problems during the years I have been using miswak.
What is Miswak?
Actually, a miswak is a thin tree branch. People have been using miswak for thousands of years. It is more common in the Middle East and North Africa.
According to researches, miswak is better for oral health than toothbrushes and toothpastes.
It is antibacterial and antiseptic. It prevents the formation of dental plaque, gum bleeding and bad breath. It protects the gums. It only kills harmful bacteria; protects the useful ones. It doesn’t contain fluoride. It reduces flatulence, headache and stress.
How to use
Assuming it is used five times a day, it is necessary to shorten it by cutting one centimeter every morning. The last 3-5 centimeters shouldn’t be used.
You can sit or lie down while using the miswak. You can use it for about five minutes each time. The longer you use it, the more it cleans, whitens and brightens your teeth.
It is very easy to carry in the bag.
I’ll return using miswak as soon as possible. No longer I want to use toothpaste 🙂