The miswak has many benefits and one of the Sunnahs of the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, and he said about it: (The siwak purifies the mouth and is pleasing to the Lord) [Bukhari]. He also said, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him: (If it were not that it would be difficult for my nation, I would have commanded them to use the siwak at every prayer) [Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim].
The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, urged the use of the siwak because of what it contains of pleasing God Almighty. As it has been proven that the miswak contains antibacterials that grow in the human mouth, and it also contains effective substances to preserve the mouth, such as vitamin C, which helps to increase the strength of the teeth and prevent cavities, as well as fluoride, which works as a protection for the teeth from decay and maintains their healthy white color, and substance Silica, which increases the strength and hardness of the teeth, and reduces the possibility of gum cancer, because it contains antiseptic and anti-septic substances that reduce gum infections and bleeding, and the siwak bristles are very effective in cleaning the teeth, removing tartar, and restoring the health of the gums. Works better than a toothbrush for some people with gum problems.
How to use miswak
With regard to the regular use of the Miswak, there are several things that must be known, including that the Miswak alone does not do all the work in the process of cleaning the teeth, as the user may not be able to reach all areas in the mouth, so the daily use of the toothbrush and toothpaste should not be neglected, and the Miswak must be taken care of, Where the bristles used a lot must be cut, and the siwak should be washed before use and not be exposed to contamination, and the siwak should not be used strongly on the gums, because despite everything it is made of wood and may lead to damage to the gums, the siwak is also not used as a treatment, but it helps to clean and protect the teeth.
As for the times of using the miswak, it is recommended to use it five times a day, and not much five times with regard to the ease of carrying it everywhere, and it can be used before ablution, or before prayer in general, and before reciting the Qur’an, and after fast meals, as it works as an indispensable temporary cleanser and cleanser.