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Salvadora Persica Root as a Toothbrush?

Commented on February 02, 2014
Created February 01, 2014 at 11:21 AM

The roots of the Salvadora Persica tree make a great toothbrush, have any of you used one of these for an extended period of time?

I've used them on & off and they make your teeth feel exceptionally clean but they're a bit long winded to get every single part of your teeth every morning & evening

I will endeavour to experiment on myself as i'm interested how they work out long term

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on February 02, 2014
at 09:36 AM

Thanks for the info, my only concern was that it wouldn't have whitening properties as i'm currently wanting to brighten my smile a bit but you've filled me with some confidence from your anecdote. Supposedly miswak has fluoride in it, but we're talking about fluoride in a natural form from the root of a plant people have used for thousands of years. My teeth truly feel so clean after i've used it. For those less inclined to use a twig i think you can buy it powdered and just brush with that or add it to your own paste blend.

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on February 01, 2014
at 05:18 PM

Or just non western culture...In India neem sticks are commonly used as a toothbrush. Nothing wrong with it at all.

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on February 01, 2014
at 02:37 PM

Careful, you're entering reenactment territory.

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on February 01, 2014
at 08:06 PM

I was going to make a post about this soon. Glad you did first :) I just discovered salvadora persica aka miswak through a friend of mine. He swears by the stuff! He told me how on a trip to Africa he met a beautiful black African girl that had the pearliest of whites. Knowing that these people had no toothbrushes he wondered how her teethe were so stunning. That is when he found out she used miswak and ever since then he has been hooked. I've done a bit a research on it myself and it does indeed have some well researched benefits going for it. It helps kill odor and bad breath, kills bacteria in the mouth and fights plaque, to name a few. I have yet to order some myself because honestly I forgot about it until now, but they are pretty cheap. Beats using fluoride and those dang toothbrushes. When I do order some (probably today) I will report back with an update.

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on February 02, 2014
at 09:36 AM

Thanks for the info, my only concern was that it wouldn't have whitening properties as i'm currently wanting to brighten my smile a bit but you've filled me with some confidence from your anecdote. Supposedly miswak has fluoride in it, but we're talking about fluoride in a natural form from the root of a plant people have used for thousands of years. My teeth truly feel so clean after i've used it. For those less inclined to use a twig i think you can buy it powdered and just brush with that or add it to your own paste blend.

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