Article | 2021-04-26 10:09:04
Prevent Bad Breath During Ramadan
The month of Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims to observe fasting. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk every day for a whole month. The most common problem during fasting is bad breath. Bad breath or halitosis during fasting is usually triggered by dry mouth conditions. This dry mouth condition is caused by reduced saliva production because no food and drinks enter the mouth during fasting.
Saliva plays an important role in cleaning food waste and inhibits the growth of bacteria in the oral cavity. Reduced saliva production will cause bacteria to multiply in the mouth more quickly. Bacteria are able to produce gases that give off an unpleasant odor, causing bad breath.
Apart from dry mouth, bad breath can also be caused by several other things, such as:
- Rarely brush teeth and clean the tongue
- Problems with teeth and mouth, including cavities, gingivitis, and stomatitis
- Certain diseases such as high stomach acid disease (GERD), diabetes, kidney disease, liver problems, or respiratory infections
- Smoking habit
There are several ways that you can do to prevent bad breath during fasting, including:
- Maintaining oral hygiene during fasting by brushing teeth 2 times a day; after Sahur and before bed, using toothpaste containing fluoride and natural active ingredients, cleaning the tongue after brushing teeth, rinsing with a mouth wash that does not contain alcohol.
- Consumption of water as needed during fasting can be done by drinking 2 glasses of water at dawn, 2 glasses of water when breaking the fast, and 4 glasses of water before bed.
- Consuming fruits and vegetables can increase saliva production and suppress the development of bad breath-causing bacteria in the mouth.
- Avoiding sweet and strong smelling foods can prevent bad breath. Foods or drinks high in sugar can cause the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath to increase.
- Stop smoking because the smell of tobacco makes your breath bad, besides smoking can reduce saliva production, so bad breath can occur.
If necessary, you can still visit the dentist during Ramadan. Some dental treatments do not break the fast. BIA Dental Center continues to serve patients during Ramadan, with our professional dentists, we always try to provide the best service for your healthy smile.
Always consult your dental and oral health problems with the best dentists and dental clinics in Bali.
BIA Dental Center
Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.