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Coffee Lovers! Here's how you can keep your teeth white while sipping coffee

June 10, 2016 Ammar Alyemany

Alright, so as many of you might know, drinking coffee regularly could cause your teeth to stain. It is recommended that you brush your teeth after drinking coffee, but let's be realistic.... Who would actually carry around their toothbrush and toothpaste? Well, I have good news for you... You don't need it!

For many years now, I've been using what's called a "Miswak" or teeth cleaning twig. It's a natural toothbrush picked from the tree ‘Salvadora persica’, which is also known as the ‘Peelu’ tree or ‘Arak. It's been reputed to have been used for over 7000 years and is still used till this day in most Eastern countries.

Some of the natural properties found in the Miswak includes;

Natural Antiseptic: it contains numerous antiseptics that kill harmful microorganisms, which cause bad breath, mouth ulcers, gum disease as well as bleeding of the gum.

Silica: Acts as an abrasive material, which removes stains and other deposits from the surface of the tooth… or in short, whitens your teeth.

Sodium bicarbonate: Has an abrasive effect when rubbed against the teeth. Heck, even the ‘American Dental Associate’ recommends sodium bicarbonate as a preferred ingredient in toothpastes.

Natural resin: Form a layer over the enamel when the miswak is used. This then acts as a shield and protects your teeth from microbial action.

Essential oils: The miswak contains natural scented oils that serve as two functions. The first is fresher breath, as the natural scent perfumes your mouth and the second is that it helps stimulate the flow of saliva.

We've managed to get our hands on fresh, high quality, Miswaks from Asia and created a holder for the miswak so that you could store it and take it around with you where ever you go. We recommend using the Miswak after eating, drinking coffee, before bed and after you wake up.

Miswaks are small and easy to carry around. Also, they are naturally moist when peeled so there is no need to use water or toothpaste. It's basically a natural toothpaste, toothbrush, floss (bristles) and pretty convenient.

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You can get your own Miswak today at TwigBrush. It comes with a customized holder to store your Miswak in so that you could carry it with you to use anytime you want.