How To Get Rid Of Bad Breath While Fasting This Ramadan?
Fasting and bad breath during Ramadan may come hand in hand, and a lot of this has to do with the dryness of the mouth during the fast. This is not unexpected. With no food and water, your salivary glands are not producing enough saliva to keep your breath fresh. Naturally, this results in bad breath.
The good news is that taking care of oral hygiene to the best we can help you overcome this issue and enjoy a smell free Ramadan. We present the following tips that together can contribute to eliminating bad breath whilst fasting during this holy month. Happy fasting!
1. Have a healthy sahur meals
Eating fresh vegetables and fruits is important for your body to load antioxidants.
2. Brush your teeth afterwards and don’t forget to clean your tongue
Wash your mouth (and tongue) well. Use a floss to remove all the food remnants that cause bad breath; brushing alone only cleans about 60 percent of the tooth’s surface.
3. Drink plenty of water
Drink plenty of water during Iftar, rinse your mouth with water during the fasting hours without swallowing it.
4. Avoid caffeinated beverages
Cut down on diuretics like coffee, soda and all other caffeinated drinks. Related article: Kick Your Caffeine Habit With These 4 Coffee Alternatives During Ramadan
5. Floss often!
Practice excellent oral hygiene to efficiently eliminate plaque.