Chewing sticks: timeless natural toothbrushes for oral cleansing.

@article{Wu2001ChewingST,
  title={Chewing sticks: timeless natural toothbrushes for oral cleansing.},
  author={Christine D Wu and Ismail Abbas Darout and Nils T. Skaug},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={
          275-84
        }
}
It is generally accepted that oral hygiene maintenance through regular removal of dental plaque and food deposits is an essential factor in the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease. Methods for oral hygiene vary from country to country and from culture to culture. Despite the widespread use of toothbrushes and toothpastes, natural methods of tooth cleaning using chewing sticks selected and prepared from the twigs, stems or roots from a variety of plant species have been practised… CONTINUE READING
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