During Ramadan, your eating habits and timings change. But this does not mean you have to compromise on oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene is an important element in confidence, and gets you through the day feeling fresh and healthy.
When you suffer from bad breath, it can make you feel less assured. One of the easiest remedies for bad breath is to follow a good routine for oral care. This includes brushing and flossing, rinsing with mouthwash twice a day, and cleaning your tongue.
Smelly Mouth - Causes
Smelly breath is caused by many factors. Food particles that get stuck in and around your teeth lead to the growth of bacteria, and cause a foul mouth smell. Use of tobacco also causes gum disease, which is a cause of bad breath. Also, if you do not follow a proper dental routine of brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, food particles can stay in your mouth, leading to a smelly mouth.
How to Get Rid of Bad Breath or Smelly Mouth
In addition to the above, conditions like dry mouth, medications, or infections can also lead to bad breath. Get rid of bad breath by simply:
Brush twice a day, at suhoor after eating, and after iftar, to make sure there are no food particles left in your mouth during the fasting hours.
Leftover particles can cause decay and bacteria so make sure you floss after brushing, to get all those bits out.
Use mouthwash regularly as this will not only get rid of bacteria, but also help you keep your breath fresh for longer during the fasting hours. It only takes 30 seconds of swishing in the mouth to gain the benefits of good oral care.
Clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner or brush to remove bacteria.
Drink sufficient water, as this will prevent dry mouth.
Avoid certain foods that can leave your breath smelling bad.