Dental experts at Dr. Dina Pediatric Dentistry Clinic shine light on tips to keep your teeth healthy during the month of Ramadan
13 May 2019| Last updated on 19 April 2020
Fasting combined with summer heat will certainly have an impact on your oral health if you do not take the necessary steps to avoid that from happening.
Maintaining a daily good oral hygiene is important even when fasting. With the following expert dental care advice you will be able to take care of your oral hygiene during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Brush and Floss on a Regular Basis
Brush on a daily basis with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste after Iftar, and Sohour to avoid bad breath, teeth decay, and other oral diseases.
Drink plenty of water and fresh juices. Try to control your water intake during the non-fasting hours, that is do not drink all your water right after Iftar or during and after Sohour, but instead drink a small amount every half an hour, or at least 8 glasses distributed in small quantities in order not to feel bloated.
Avoid Sugary Foods at Iftar
Stay away from sugary foods at Iftar. Break your fast with dates and water and try to consume more fruit and vegetables, this will help you keep a good oral health.
Avoid Drinking Carbonated Beverages
Sugary beverages like soda, creates tooth decay, so in order to keep a good oral hygiene, avoid as much as possible drinking soft drinks.
Use a Mouthwash
During non-fasting hours, use a mouthwash to gargle at least twice, this routine will prevent any gum diseases and oral infections.
Keeping your oral hygiene healthy is very important during Ramadan.