Want to Save $ on Dental Care?

The Unseen World
Leyla Sen

Irene Charney

This experiment is about comparing miswak from your regular toothpaste and a toothbrush. I chose this experiment because I wanted to know if my normal toothbrush worked better than miswak. This experiment teaches why your dental hygiene is important. Common bacteria in the mouth are Streptococcus mutans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Staphylococcus, and Lactobacillus. Toothbrushes were invented in 1780 by William Addis. He attached pig bristles to a specially carved handle made from cow bone. Addis's design was developed further in 1844 when the first three-row brush was developed. Toothpaste's active ingredients are Fluoride, detergent, and antibacterial agents. Miswak's active ingredients are Alkaloids Salvadorena, trimethylamine have an antibacterial effect, and Silica which removes stains. Ever since its origin 7000 years ago, the use of Miswak has never been discontinued It's made of roots, twigs, and stems of Salvadora Persica which is a tree that is native to India. It's recommended that miswak is used every 2 hours 5 times a day Miswak also provides a good dose of vitamin C.Miswak helps fight tooth decay, cavities, harmful bacteria, and germs. It is also more affordable.

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