Some dental techniques involve the use of a miswak stick. Its roots, stems, and twigs have been used extensively for oral hygiene and as toothpicks. Miswak offers a wide range of benefits. It naturally contains fluoride but in safe amounts or doses. People chew it to create a thin resin layer on the enamel, which helps to prevent cavities.
It promotes tissue healing because of its high vitamin C content, giving off a mildly pungent taste that stimulates the flow of saliva. This prevents tartar formation because of its high chloride level.
Aside from being an aid for teeth and the tongue, it is also an effective jaw exerciser. This is helpful among patients with TMJ problems or jaw trauma. It likewise prevents injurious habits like smoking in adults and thumb-sucking in kids, which may lead to dental problems later on.