4 tips for maintaining oral and dental hygiene during Ramadan
Oral and dental problems are a common side effect of dry mouth during the Holy Month of Ramadan, and excessive intake of sweets and soft drinks further increases the risk of oral health concerns. Maintaining oral hygiene is essential for overall health and wellbeing.
Here are a few tips to help you maintain oral and dental hygiene during Ramadan:
- Quit smoking to prevent various oral and dental problems, including oral cancer.
- Consume foods such as legumes, eggs, dairy products, fish, and leafy vegetables as they help improve oral health.
- Drink plenty of fluids and limit the intake of foods rich in salt and caffeinated beverages and soft drinks as these can be dehydrating.
- Brush your teeth twice a day to prevent bad breath and remove any food particles stuck in between the teeth. Using a mouthwash, dental floss, and miswak can also help maintain oral health.