All of us know that using Miswak is a Sunnah but many are unaware of its health benefits. King Salman is also often seen carrying a Miswak with him.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: The Miswak is purifying for the mouth and pleasing to Allah ﷻ. – Musnad Ahmad 62
1-Kills bacteria that cause gum disease. It possesses some great antibacterial properties.
2-Fights the plaque in your mouth effectively. The bark contains an antibiotic that aids in suppressing the formation of plaque and the growth of bacteria. It is scientifically proven that regular use of miswak greatly reduces carcinogenic bacteria, gingivitis, and a plague.
3-If it is used on a regular basis, it brightens and whitens your teeth leaving them glowing.
4-Creates a nice fragrance in your mouth, and removes bad breath. It possesses tooth enamel strengthening properties such as potassium, calcium oxide, sodium bicarbonate and sodium chloride. Greatly beneficial to the teeth without the help of any additional products or chemicals.
5-The miswak cleans between the teeth as well, due to its bristles it acts as floss as well as a toothbrush. Inhibits the dry mouth by increasing salivation. Aids in the preservation and improving our taste buds.
6-As it is 100 percent organic people prefer to use these instead of toothpaste as they contain fluoride which is known to be very harmful if ingested.
7-If you are a habitual tea or coffee drinker or use any tobacco products, then miswak will help remove the stains from your teeth.
8-The shape of the miswak is more conventional than the huge toothbrushes hence it aids us in reaching the tight spots for more effective cleaning. You can save money on buying expensive toothbrushes from time to time, as after you are done using miswak you can simply cut off the used part and it becomes as good as new.
9-Miswak aids in removing toothache and developing your taste buds. It assists in our digestive system and clears the voice.
10-The world-renowned Wrigley company, known best for their mint and chewing gum products, conducted a study in which it was found that the mints that had been laced with miswak were about 20 times stronger than ordinary gum.
The miswak mints killed around 60 percent of the bacteria in the mouth whereas regular mints did only 3.6 percent.