There is a good deal of the RAWTOOTHBRUSH benefits that deserve to be mentioned. What makes the natural RAWTOOTHBRUSH awesome? Why do we love it so much? Let’s check it out.
The RAWTOOTHBRUSH benefits are:
- teeth whitening
- pigment removal
- prevention and healing of gum disease
- prevention and healing of herpes
- remineralization of tooth enamel
- elimination of bad breath
- killing streptococcus mutans (cause of dental caries)
- balancing the pH level in your mouth
- it is a toothbrush and toothpaste in one
- you can clean your teeth anywhere
- 100% recyclable
- 100% sustainable
- cleans teeth better than a normal brush with (or without) toothpaste
More of the RAWTOOTHBRUSH benefits can be read about on the Internet. See for example a reliable Wikipedia article, which is full of information about the dental and health benefits the natural toothbrush brings => Salvadora Persica on Wikipedia <=
One of the most robust studies about the effects and benefits of the natural rawtoothbrush from Salvadora Persica done by Hassan Suliman Hallway was published on US National Institute of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
You can read the complete study on the said benefits on the website – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723367/ or you can read the most important parts of the study below.
Plants have been used for centuries to improve dental health and to promote oral hygiene, and this practice persists in several communities throughout the world. “Miswak” is an Arabic word meaning “tooth-cleaning stick,” and Salvadora persica miswak has a wide geographic distribution. It was used by ancient Arabs to whiten and polish the teeth. This review discusses the history and chemical composition of S. persica miswak and its influence on oral health, including the advantages and disadvantages of its use.
3.1. Antimicrobial effects
Almas (1999) showed that S. persica extracts had antimicrobial effects on Streptococcus mutant and E. faecalis. Elvin-Lewis et al. (1980) and Almas (1999) suggested that this effect may be due to the interaction with bacteria, which prevents their attachment on the tooth surface. Almas and Al-Bagieh (1999) also noted significant differences in the antimicrobial activities of the pulp and bark extracts of S. persica miswak.
3.2. Anticariogenic benefits effects
Many epidemiological studies revealed that S. persica had strong anti-decay effects. In a dental health survey conducted in Sudan, Emslie (1966) reported a lower caries prevalence among S.persica users than among toothbrush users. Subsequent studies (Baghdady and Ghose, 1979; Sathananthan et al., 1996; Younes and El-Angbawi, 1982) found similar lower caries incidences among school children using S. persica toothbrush.
3.3. Effects on dental plaque, gingival health, and periodontal status
Many reports have revealed that S. persica effectively reduced gingivitis and dental plaque. Studies among Ethiopian school children (Olsson, 1978) and Saudi Arabian dental students (Char et al., 1987) showed that S.persica toothbrush removed plaque more effectively than did toothbrushing. The study involving schoolchildren required the provision of instructions and supervision because most children were unfamiliar with the proper technique of S.persica toothbrush use. Olsson (1978) recommended the use of S.persica in preventive dental programs because it is economical and familiar to older people. Moustafa et al. (1987)reported 75% plaque reduction after the use of S. persica for 8 days. A study conducted among two groups of students in Kenya (Danielsen et al., 1989) reported that no additional method was required to remove dental plaque in the group that used toothpaste in combination with chewing sticks.
Our literature review revealed that the use of S. persica as an oral hygiene aid is effective. Descriptive and experimental studies have provided considerable evidence that the S. persica plant and its extracts exert beneficial effects on the oral tissues and help to maintain good oral hygiene. It is encouraging to note the large number of studies and clinical trials that have examined the effects of S. persica and the value that people have attached to it since ancient times. The use of S. persica alone or in combination with conventional toothbrushes, when performed judiciously, will result in superior oral health and hygiene. Thus, S. persica may be recommended for regular use, given its favorable effects on oral health, low cost, ready availability, and simplicity of use.”
Source of the study is given above the image