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International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research


A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body. Good oral hygiene is the key to a good oral and systemic health. A toothbrush and toothpastes are commonly used in developed and developing countries for cleaning teeth. Miswak has its unique role in oral hygiene and maintenance of oral health. This review discusses the history and chemical composition of Salvadora persica (miswak) and its influence on oral health, including the advantages, and disadvantages of its use.

Keywords: History, Miswak, Oral health, Pharmacological effects.

How to cite this article: Hafiz U, Hafiz A, Momin A, Dawoodbhoy R. Effects of Salvadora Persica on Oral Health: A Bird’s Eye View. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4):271-276.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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