Are there ways to prevent bad breath whilst fasting?
There are ways for you to prevent bad breath during Ramadan, to keep a good oral hygiene routine in place for yourself and here are four ways to do that:
Brushing your teeth –brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes will help wonders! Make sure to brush thoroughly and do not forget to clean the gums. For those who do not own an electric toothbrush, maybe it is time to invest in one during Ramadan. The benefits of using an electric toothbrush, helps you to remove plaque build-up from your teeth and gums in a shorter period compared to a manual brush, it causes less waste as you only need to replace the toothbrush head every 3 months and its fun and convenient.
Make sure to floss – This is a very important step in keeping up with good oral health, as it lifts and removes plaque and food between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach, keeping your mouth clean as possible. This can be done by using normal dental floss, interdental brushes or a water flosser.
Scrape that tongue – Yes you heard! Scrape your tongue! … why you ask? By not scraping your tongue you are leaving bacteria, mucus and debris gathering and causing a bad odour. A lot of people may use the back of their manual toothbrush or opt for a tongue scraper which can be more beneficial. This can be purchased at your local supermarket or likes of amazon.
Keep hydrated – While we fast, we are not consuming a lot of water throughout the day, so a dry mouth is common. Increasing amount of water before and after fasting can make a huge difference.