Miswak has been used as a teething cleaning tool since Babylonian times. It is still used in many parts of Africa and the Middle East today. Our miswak comes from the Salvadora Persica tree in Pakistan.
Miswak is used without toothpaste. They contain natural fluoride and antibiotic properties that inhibit bacteria and plaque in the mouth which helps reduce gum disease, tooth decay, bad breath and a dry mouth. It also has medicinal and religious significance in some cultures.
How to use a miswak stick:
- Remove the stick from the package and trim or chew the bark off one end of the stick; about a 1/2 inch.
- Then chew on the exposed end until the twig forms bristles
- Brush! (No toothpaste)
- Every few days (when bristles look like an old broom) cut off the exposed bristles with a pair of scissors or a knife, peel bark and start anew.
Because it is a natural product, we were not able to get them without a soft plastic wrapper. You can recycle the wrapper at home or leave it with us to recycle for you. The miswak can be composted as you trim it.