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Miswak and 3 Other Proven Dental Care Alternatives


Oral care is an important part of our everyday routines, and prevents a host of health issues. Cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and even more serious issues like heart attack and stroke.


But many people aren’t aware that teeth cleaning has been around for centuries. While not every natural remedy from the past has been able to survive more scientific scrutiny, such as chewing tobacco, there are proven alternative remedies to traditional oral care.

With the cost of receiving professional dental care skyrocketing, many people are left searching for cheaper alternatives to a better smile.

So what are some proven, natural alternatives to traditional dental care, and what’s the Brighter Image Lab smile solution?

Dental Care Alternatives

While dental boards like the American Dental Association can be slow in reviewing the real evidence on more natural or alternative remedies to dental health, that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of these solutions.


Not everything newer is better, and Miswak can attest to that. Miswak is a tooth cleaning stick derived from the Arabian Arak tree. It’s end is softened by removing the outer bark layer on one end, and fraying the remains through chewing. The stick is then soaked in water, or rose water, before being used to clean teeth.

Multiple studies have shown that Miswak has comparative, or even a superior cleaning effect to regular plastic toothbrushes.

The chemical makeup of Miswak was found to have antiseptic properties, removing bacteria like streptococcus at much higher rates than regular brushing. They also help stimulate saliva production, which can help wash away toxins being scrubbed from teeth.

Charcoal Toothpaste

Activated charcoal toothpaste has become quite popular for its cleaning and whitening effects. It’s mildly abrasive texture helps to remove tough stains and can brighten your smile.

It can also help freshen breath, as the charcoal helps trap and remove odor producing bacteria on the teeth and tongue.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a technique that uses different types of oil, like sunflower, coconut, or sesame, to effectively clean teeth. By swishing the oil around in the mouth for 20 minutes, it collects bacteria and toxins that are then spit out. Warm saline or tap water is then used to remove leftover oils.

The chemical makeup of the oils helps prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease with it’s antiseptic and saliva production enhancing qualities. It coats the teeth in a thing layer that prevents the buildup of plaque.

The Brighter Image Lab Alternative

While Miswak and other dental care alternatives can offer similar or better performance when cleaning your teeth to a traditional toothbrush, nothing comes close to dentist grade polishing.

That’s why Brighter Image Lab has introduced the Bilistic Pro-Series Sonic tooth polisher. It’s stainless steel body and adjustable speed make it one of the best electric brushes on the market.

It breaks up hardened tartar and plaque that normal brush options leave behind, decreasing your chances of developing cavities and tooth decay. It can also remove surface stains leftover from food or drink like wine, coffee, and tobacco.

We don’t recommend giving up your dentist, but you can save money and see your dentist less often with the Pro-Series Sonic tooth polisher.


There are many proven alternatives to traditional tooth brushing that can clean your teeth and give you a better smile, but none compare to a dentist grade cleaning.With the Bilistic Pro-Series Sonic tooth polisher, you can be certain you’re removing deep set stains, and plaque build up missed by typical brushing. Brighter Image Lab remains the number one no-dentist solution, and our lab direct prices will have you smiling all the time.

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