Little guy has been teething for the last few months. A new tooth erupting every few weeks Mashallah. To ease his comfort he has been chowing on a miswaak.
Here is a fun article on the benefits of using a miswaak. To mention a few from the article:
- it kills bacteria that cause gum disease, and kills bacteria in general much, much better than ordinary toothpastes and mints.
- since its bristles are parallel to the brush rather than perpendicular, it cleans better between teeth.the miswaak extract aids in digestion, cures headaches, and has been suggested to improve memory.
- decomposes better than plastic, since it’s a twig, and is therefore (obviously) more environmentally friendly.
There are also authentic hadith to support its importance in Islam.
Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said, "The Prophet said, "It (i.e Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking Allah's pleasures."
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