The question often comes up: how to whiten teeth? To wear a pretty smile, you know the great classics: baking soda, charcoal … But there is another alternative that comes to us from the Middle East that theinformativesite present to you today: the siwak.
The Salvadora persica is a shrub whose branch called Siwak or souak , has been used for millennia as brush natural teeth. Zoom on this extraordinary plant.
How to whiten teeth? With the siwak, a real natural toothbrush!
How many people, you may be wondering how to whiten your teeth naturally . Depending on their habits and means, the answers vary. In several countries, the answer is simple: siwak.
Contrary to what you might think, brushing your teeth with the siwak is not complicated. Here’s how:
Whitening teeth with siwak: shock treatment
- Get a stick of Salvadora Persica (siwak) of about twenty centimeters. Cut it in half.
- Burn the end of the first stick over a flame until you have a charred end. Dip the second stick in water or a hot infusion (with a few sage leaves, that’s perfect) and slash one end in the direction of the fibers, to obtain a kind of small brush.
- Rub the burnt (cooled) side over the teeth until the black on the stick disappears. Then rub with the loose end in the shape of a brush the other siwak, soaked in rapeseed oil for example.
The two siwaks can be reused ten times. To do this, simply cut the end to redo a new brush and re-burn the end of the “stripper” siwak. This surely makes it the most economical treatment for an exceptional result.
How it works ?
This “shock treatment” will make the yellow layer disappear more quickly, if it exists. Indeed, the enamel is very fine and transparent, so it lets glimpse the color of the dentin. This can be colored according to the lymphatic circulation, and the natural color of certain mineral salts.
An imbalance in the liver can be the cause of a yellowish color (just like in the white of the eye) which cannot disappear just by rubbing the enamel, but only with the restoration of a good hepatic balance, for which good food hygiene will be necessary: increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, moderation or even elimination of the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and of course medicines. Black radish is also recommended for the liver and cranberries for the urinary tract.
Siwak, incredible health benefits
The Salvadora Persica will also be a valuable ally for its many benefits in the body.
Anti-microbial and teeth whitener, siwak also has other advantages
Indeed, it prevents bacteria from growing on dental plaque, and fights against bad breath .
But beyond the utility “toothbrush” to whiten teeth, you can also use the branch of the Salvadora Persica shrub as an appetite suppressant, and chew it as soon as you feel the need, it will help you fight against snacking while strengthening your gums.
Chewing siwak would also have the consequence, by satiety effect, of activating the production of hormones with anti-stress effects. So a good product if you are trying to quit smoking.
Maintain the regained shine of your teeth by simply using the siwak regularly, and “shock treatment” will never be necessary again.
Siwak, watch out for the shape!
The teeth whitening market is successful. Result: there are several forms of siwak.
Dark walnut barks are sometimes sold under this designation. Wrapped around a branch, they must be unrolled and chewed. They are very effective in whitening teeth in the short term, but they can eventually dry out the lips.
They also redden the gums by friction, which increases the contrast but can irritate them a little. It is therefore recommended not to do it more than once a week.
The real siwak is a stick
What is originally called miswak happens to be a stick, from Mauritania and widely used in the Arab world. It is not only bark but a complete stick, generally of a rather beige color. It whitens teeth in the long term and its use is close to a toothpaste.
So the siwak happens to be the perfect toothbrush and toothpaste for oral and dental hygiene.