Advice from the dentist for bad breath in Ramadan
Bad breath can be due to many reasons. For example, apart from hunger, stomach and intestinal system disorders, sinusitis and post-nasal drip, liver diseases, oral fungi; Other than inadequate oral and dental care are in the midst of lesser known causes of halitosis. In this article, I explained what you can do to prevent bad breath while fasting in Ramadan.
Bad breath has many causes other than hunger. We can list them as follows:
- Stomach and intestinal system disorders
- Sinusitis and postnasal drip
- Liver diseases
- Tooth and gum diseases
- Alcohol and cigarette consumption
- dry mouth
- Mouth Fungi
- Dental prostheses etc.
It is possible to reduce this situation, which adversely affects human interests, with a few measures.
Modify your diet
Eating milk, cheese and eggs to keep you full at sahur increases bad breath. In addition to these, if you consume parsley, mint, green pepper, cucumber, you will reduce the odor coming from the stomach.
Watch your water consumption
Dry mouth increases the formation of bacteria that cause odor in the mouth. Drinking plenty of water in the middle of iftar and sahur will also increase the water content of your saliva and you will experience less bad breath.
If you have chronic sinusitis and nasal discharge, if you clean with sinus washing kits 2-3 times a week, you will reduce the odor from your nose.
Oral care is not just about brushing teeth
Gum problems, dental caries are the primary causes of bad breath. If you are sure about your teeth and gum health and you still have bad breath, there may be steps you need to add to your oral care.
Dental floss-free oral care is like a chair with a broken leg.
Even if you brush your teeth, you cannot clean the residues accumulated in the middle of the teeth, which turns your teeth into a nest of odor-causing bacteria. Before brushing each night, floss the middle of each tooth.
Be sure to clean every surface of the teeth
Your teeth have 5 surfaces. Be sure to clean the middle surfaces with floss and the other surfaces with a toothbrush.
Use zinc toothpaste
Studies show that zinc-containing toothpaste reduces odor-causing bacteria.
Add tongue scraper to oral care.
Also use a tongue brush
Bacteria accumulate in the mouth the most on the tongue. Brushing your tongue with a toothbrush does not work as well as a tongue scraper. Using a tongue scraper morning and evening will significantly reduce bad breath.
Apply alcohol-free and zinc mouthwash
Mouthwash that you will use in the morning and evening will make you experience less bad breath during the day.
Tip against bad breath
If you gargle after a meal by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with half a glass of water, you will neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth. Thus, you will reduce the risk of cavities in your mouth that remains dry during the day.