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Prevent bad breath while fasting

Update : 17 Apr 2023, 12:26

Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of fasting and self-discipline.  Due to a dry mouth during fasting is a common cause of foul breath. 

Here are some helpful hints to avoid bad breath during fasting.

Brush, brush, brush

Practice brushing your teeth twice-a-day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste after suhoor and iftar. It is very important to clean your mouth by brushing away stuck food particles that leads to teeth decay and use a tongue cleaner to remove residues that form on the tongue which is the main causative agent for bad breath.

Floss your teeth

Use a floss regularly to remove all the food remnants that cause bad breath; brushing alone only cleans about 60 percent of the tooth's surface.

Use tongue scrapper

Use a tongue scraper or a cleaner to get rid of the white residue that coats the tongue. This can often be the cause of bad breath. These can be purchased from any pharmacy.

Stop smoking

Smoking can not only affect the tissue in your mouth, but it also is a well-known cause of bad breath and teeth staining. 

Use miswak

Using miswak a teeth cleaning twig from arak tree during their fasting hours helps to stimulate saliva that prevents dryness of mouth and bad breath. Also it contains effective anti-bacterial action coming up to 60%. 

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