International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part B
The Miracle Twig -Miswak
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Jaishree Tukaram Kshirsagar and Dr. AJ Jareen
ABSTRACT:Chewing sticks are being used as oral hygiene aid since 3500 BC. There are more than 180 plant species from which chewing sticks are being prepared, among which Miswak (tooth cleaning stick) which is harvested from Salvodera persica is used most extensively. It is popularly known as “Tooth brush tree”. Geographic distribution of Salvodera persica includes Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq Afghanisthan, Pakisthan and India. Miswak has many chemical components which makes it a good oral hygiene aid. It acts as a combination of tooth brush and paste. Using Miswak is a religious practice in Islam. The aim of this review article is to high light the miraculous properties of Miswak as an oral hygiene aid.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Jaishree Tukaram Kshirsagar, Dr. AJ Jareen. The Miracle Twig -Miswak. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(2):66-70.