Olive Toothbrush Sticks, Black Olive Miswak, Miswak Aswad, Olea europaea, Zaytoon

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These raw and unprocessed dried Olive Tree Toothbrush Sticks (Olea europaea) replace toothbrushes and toothpaste. They are great at killing oral bacteria, reducing plaque accumulation, freshening the breath, helping to clean between the teeth and at helping to remineralize the teeth. Tasting pleasantly of olives, these sticks posses broad antimicrobial qualities essential for great natural oral care. Our sticks are sent to you in totally biodegradable and compostable packaging, giving you a fully effective, sustainable and chemical free way of caring for your teeth.

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Olive Stick Toothbrushes

These raw and unprocessed dried Olive Tree Toothbrush Sticks (Olea europaea) also known as Black Olive Miswak, Zaytoon, Zaitoon, Aswad Miswak, as well as I am sure many other names, gives a natural way to replace plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste. They are great at killing oral bacteria, reducing plaque accumulation, freshening the breath, helping to clean between the teeth and to remineralize the teeth. Tasting pleasantly of olives, with hints liquorice and slightly bitter earthy flavours, these sticks posses broad antimicrobial qualities essential for great natural oral care. Our sticks are sent to you in totally biodegradable and compostable packaging, giving you a fully effective, sustainable and chemical free way of caring for your teeth.

Benefits of Using Black Olive Miswak

Our Olive Tree Sticks or black miswak are rich in alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, tannins, terpenoids, amino acids and saponins and these may account for their antimicrobial activity.

Antimicrobial

Olive Tree Sticks are especially antimicrobial against bacterial species such as S. mutans and S. salivarius. Their activity against a range of other oral pathogens: such as S. aureus, S. sanguinis, S. sobrinus, L. acidophilus and especially C. albicans is remarkable too.

On using the sticks, antimicrobial substances that naturally protect plants against various invading microorganisms or other parasites leach out into the oral cavity, protecting users against cariogenic and periodontopathic bacteria.

The olive stick leaves a trace on the teeth and tissues of the mouth which contain significantly plaque inhibiting properties. This means that the teeth stay cleaner between meals with less furring of the teeth.

Freshens Breath

For the same reasons, using olive sticks help to keep the breath fresh.

Natural Cleaning Qualities

Olive stick toothbrushes contain natural plant based detergents (saponins) which help lift dirt of the teeth and reduce staining.

Due to the high levels of silica in the fibres of the wood, the olive tree sticks have just the right abrasive qualities to clean the teeth thoroughly.

Anti Inflammatory

Many of the phyto-chemicals (chemicals grown by the plant itself) have anti-inflammatory qualities which helps the gums and tissues of the mouth to stay healthy and feel comfortable.

Enhances Salivation

With the astringent flavout, using stick toothbrushes also encourages salivation and enhances your own body’s way to fight caries.

Mineralization

Miswak provides nutrients for bone, tooth and gum development. Native toothbrush stick users have strong bone development and claim to have fewer dental and orthodontic problems.

Remineralisation of the Teeth

While brushing the teeth with the olive sticks the dental enamel remineralises after a few minutes, giving the dental enamel more integrity and protecting the teeth between brushing.

Reduces Tooth Sensitivity

Due the the remineralising properties of olive tree sticks and miswak, the teeth become less sensitive!

The Differences Between Black Olive Sticks and Miswak

Olive Tree Sticks  (olea europaea) compare well to Miswak (Salvadora persica) roots, but the Olive Sticks are much milder in taste, with a negligible olive-earthy aroma. The Olive Sticks are slightly shorter, softer when wet and thinner in diameter. The thin diameter means that by tilting the stick, it is relatively easy to reach to back surface of the rear molars. By contrast, the Miswak sticks are very fresh, sappy, pungent and volatile with their strong mustard-horseradish aroma, longer and thicker. If you are sensitive to strong tastes and aromas then please choose the Olive Tree Sticks!

Using Olive Sticks

Just place a stick in you mouth and rub it against the teeth – you will hear and feel plaque and tartar being scraped off. After a few goes the bristles will form – use it like a conventional toothbrush being sure to reach behind the back molars. Only use the stick on the gums once the bristles are soft.  Once the bristles get too long, just trim them with scissors and carry on. Wash the stick if you can after use and wrap in paper, a handkerchief or napkin to keep it clean and make it easy to carry around.

 

Selecting Olive Sticks

Please use the drop down menu above to select from the following

1 x Olive Stick
3 x Olive Sticks
10 x Olive Sticks
1 of Each (1 x Olive Stick and 1 x Thin Miswak Stick)

If you’d like to read more about the miswak …

 

Additional information

Number and Type

1 Stick – £2.00, 3 x Sticks – £5.00, 10 x Sticks – £10.00, 1 x Miswak + 1 x Olive Stick – £4.00

2 reviews for Olive Toothbrush Sticks, Black Olive Miswak, Miswak Aswad, Olea europaea, Zaytoon

  1. Eliza

    My teeth and gums have been very sensitive of late and just wanted to write and say how wonderful the olive stick is! I’ve used it twice now and I literally got immediate relief from sensitivity 💚💚💚

  2. jake

    We absolutely fell in love with the Olive Sticks as a sustainably packed alternative to omnipresent Miswak sticks that unfortunately, here in Hong Kong and across Asia, come only in individually wrapped plastic sleeves being just another example of a green living attempt mindlessly packed in non-biodegradable material.

    We are sincerely grateful to Sally for her exceptional customer service and arranging this overseas shipment of high quality, fresh brushing sticks which certainly made our smiles brighter than ever before! We’ll be back for more and happy to finally be able to order in bulk!

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  • Hello Are theses suitable for a child of 5yrs? On the information leaflet it says keep out of reach of children so I though I had better check.

    These can be used by children, but I do think young children should always be supervised when cleaning their teeth so make sure they do a thorough job. I would also say, that the chld should only use the sticks if they like them. They might find the strong taste and aroma of the miswak too much? The olive sticks might be a better choise?

    Answer by : Lou on Jul 26, 2020 11:32:58 AM