A little-known fact about fasting is the lasting impact is has on your breath. In fact, fasting is one of the main reasons for poor breath due to longer hours of no food, water, and inability to take a breath freshener.
Follow these steps during the month of Ramadan to overcome this issue:
Suhoor, or the first meal of the day before dawn, is the perfect time to wash your mouth thoroughly. After your meal, make sure you brush and rinse your mouth well. The same goes for after Iftar.
Use a Floss
Particles between your teeth are one of the main causes of bad breath. When you brush, you only tackle 60 percent of the problem, and it only covers the tooth’s surface.
There could be bacteria and germ build-up on your tongue and it is important to brush it after Iftar and Suhoor. Use a sturdy tongue cleaner or clean your tongue with a regular brush.
Try a Mint Gum Before Going to Bed
After brushing, chew on mint gum for a while as it helps take away any additional bacteria that might have accumulated. Ensure that it is sugar-free.
Gargle With Rose Water
Rose Water has many properties that keep up good oral health. Gargle with rose water before bed and after Suhoor.
Don’t consume too many dairy products at Suhur
Dairy products cause bad breath, so try not to consume too many during Suhoor. Keep to fresh fruits, vegetables, and juices instead.
Keep away from spicy food
Instead of opting for spicy options, try to have a rawer diet that also includes fruits and vegetables. Have a healthy diet that is both balanced and nutritious.
Say no to excess sugar
Try to minimize sugary foods as it is the number one reason why bacteria could fester in your mouth. Consume foods that have natural sugar instead such as fruits.