Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has recently released an advisory for Ramadan on how to maintain dental health. Due to fasting hours and simultaneous factors, this is a factor that most of us should consider to sustain good oral hygiene. With few simple tips and routines, we can avoid any dental issues and bad breathe during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The following advisory has been given by HMC to follow :

Brush immediately after Iftar and Suhoor meals.
Don’t forget to floss after Suhoor.
Multiply the consumption of water during non-fasting hours.
Cut back the amount of sugary soda, coffee and tea as they cause dehydration. Use mouthwash to rinse; even rinsing with plain water helps against bad breath.
Rinse your mouth from time to time during the day, as during ablution.
Use a tongue scraper or brush to reduce oral bacteria accumulating on the tongue’s surface.
Smoking is one of the reasons for bad breath. Fasting is an opportunity for quitting this habit.
Using ‘Miswak’ during fasting hours helps stimulate saliva that prevents dryness of mouth and bad breath.
Multiply the consumption of water during non-fasting hours.
If you use dentures, make sure that you clean them properly as uncleared dentures are a reason for bad breath.

SOURCE : COVER https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/dental-care-school-age-children