(1) The miswak should not be longer than one span and should not be thicker than a finger. [Bahrur Raeq]
(2) The miswak should be rubbed on the gums at least three times and should be dipped in water every times.
(3) In case finger is to be used in place of miswak, then the upper and lower jaws on the right side should be cleaned with the thumb and the left side should be cleaned similarly with the first finger.
HOW TO HOLD THE MISWAK: