Şimşek stated that oral and dental health should not be neglected during Ramadan and stressed that it would be beneficial to reduce the consumption of cigarettes, tea, coffee and acidic drinks a few weeks before the start of Ramadan to ensure oral hygiene and prevent dehydration. mouth.
Noting that teeth should be brushed after iftar and sahur, Şimşek said, “Our mouth, which is the beginning of our digestive system, is a doorway to our entire body and creates a very suitable environment for microorganisms to multiply due to the openness to the external environment and contact with food. During this month of fasting, teeth are very prone to decay if their eating habits change. Therefore, to prevent the formation of caries, not only the teeth, but also the lower tongue and gums, and even the inside of the cheeks, must be thoroughly cleaned.
“Dental and oral care should be done after every sahur and iftar”
Sancar stated that oral care should be done in a similar way by dividing the hours in Ramadan, saying, “Teeth should be brushed twice, after iftar and sahur, and to start fasting with hygienic oral flora by using dental floss. make, clean tongue and rinse mouth after sahur, for a long time.Reduced saliva secretion due to hunger and therefore increased acidity will allow you to protect your mouth environment from bacteria.Again, bad breath due to prolonged hunger is a problem that fasting people experience this month.The smell of the smell arises because the stomach and mouth environment is dehydrated due to prolonged hunger and becomes much more acidic, and it can be reduced by taking some precautions.
“Dental treatment while fasting is possible with doctor’s permission”
Emphasizing that tooth extraction and treatment while fasting is possible with the doctor’s approval, Şimşek continued as follows; “Dental treatments are performed during Ramadan. However, we generally see patients forgo these procedures until after iftar. To break the fast, a fluid must enter the stomach. Medications and fluids that can be used during treatment , can also break easily. Your doctor will inform you about this. Water or blood will not be swallowed for the application you will have. As long as you can get your treatment done.”
By drawing attention to the importance of nutrition for oral and dental health during Ramadan, Dr. Dt. Şimşek said, “Since you are hungry during the day, make sure to consume liquid meals during sahur. Try to follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Foods such as strawberries, dairy products, yogurt and cheese are among the foods that will add health to your teeth during Ramadan.