In the world of oral hygiene there are a variety of toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash that claim to protect and clean teeth. However, I have read a lot about African chew sticks that are made from licorice root. These chew sticks may be more beneficial to your oral hygiene and upkeep than any other conventional method we currently use. You can buy them in bulk and carry them in your pocket or purse for easy access, and no toothpaste is necessary. Some doctors even recommend them to smokers who wish to quit smoking.