First of all, we must underline that we must not forget how important oral care is under all circumstances. Even if it is not applied during the day, we should brush our teeth before and after sahur and after fasting. To avoid caries formation on the teeth and prevent oral problems during the entire fasting period, not only the teeth, but also the tongue, sublingual and gum parts should be thoroughly cleaned with the help of a brush. Mouthwash and dental floss for use after brushing can also help increase the effect of brushing. Avoiding excessive consumption of cigarettes and acidic drinks during sahur and iftar during the month of Ramadan will prevent you from feeling thirsty and will have a great effect on protecting the health of your teeth.
What Causes Bad Breath During Ramadan?
If this complaint has been going on for a long time and does not only occur in Ramadan, it can be a sign of problems in the mouth. First of all, you need to undergo a dental examination. However, the problem of bad breath is not only caused by such reasons. Sleeping immediately after taking food in sahur ensures that the plaques formed on the teeth are not sufficiently cleaned, at the same time, since the food consumption of the person during this month is not carried out during the day, the formation of saliva decreases, which has a causes bad breath.
How can we prevent bad breath during Ramadan?
To avoid stomach problems that may occur after sahur, it helps to minimize the occurrence of such problems by standing for at least half an hour after food consumption. Teeth should be brushed thoroughly for at least two minutes after iftar and then before and after sahur, and additional mouthwashes and dental floss should be used in the same way. Drink plenty of water to prevent saliva production from slowing down.
Is there cleaning during Ramadan?
According to the statement from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, brushing teeth does not break the fast as a habit. Situations that can jeopardize fasting are the use of pasta and water. Water that gets into the throat while brushing or the used toothpaste can cause the fast to be broken. For this reason, the brushing process can be applied without paste, depending on the person’s request.