As a weak Muslim I am (May Allah Taa'la forgive me; Aameen) I have been suffering from a toothache for the last couple of days, and, couldn't take myself to go and see the dentist (who happens to be a friend). Anyway, I re-read, to freshen my memory, the virtues of the Miswaak and then revived the forgotten Sunnah (in my case) of using it - Wallaahi, I am better!
The Miswaak has so many beneficial ingredients in it, such as:
Anti-bacterial acidic inhibitors
that fight decay and diarrheoa. They are natural disinfectants and can be used to stop bleeding. They disinfect the gums and teeth and close any microscopic cuts that may have existed in the gums.
such as sodium chloride, potassium, sodium bicarbonate and calcium oxides.
Natural scented oils
that taste and smell nice, give the mouth a nice smell.
that prevent the buildup of plaque that causes gum disease. Plaque is one of the causes of premature loss of teeth.
ingredients that act as a penicillin of sorts, by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
The Miswaak also has chemicals that cause the mouth to produce extra saliva, which is the mouth’s organic defense and cleaning mechaanism.
MAY WE ALL ACT ON EACH AND EVERY SUNNAH OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET (ALAY HISSALAAM). AAMEEN
'O Allah Taa'la! Purify my mouth; enlighten my heart; purify my body; and make my body unlawful to the Fire.' AAMEEN