Since our eating and drinking functions decrease during the fasting day, the washing capacity of the secretion and saliva produced by the salivary glands decreases. This creates a suitable environment for the growth of bacteria and the formation of tooth decay.
During Ramadan, when compared to other months, sweets are consumed more, snacks are consumed more in the evening, and drinks such as coffee and tea are consumed more, so the increase of bacteria and therefore the formation of decays is accelerated.
When teeth are not brushed during Ramadan, bacteria easily find the opportunity to reproduce in the mouth from sahur to iftar. This situation causes bad odor and tooth decay in the mouth.
Bacteria formed in teeth that are not brushed after iftar and suhoor cause acidification in the mouth and tooth decay. This situation may invite many diseases through infection. In order to avoid tooth decay and bad breath, we should carefully brush our teeth after iftar and sahur.
While brushing the teeth, the tongue surface and gum areas should also be thoroughly cleaned with the help of a brush. Fasting people are also advised to use oral antiseptics. If there is no such possibility, you can also gargle with salt water. Dental floss should also be used for good oral care, all invisible inner and outer surfaces and the tongue should be brushed and cleaned for at least 2 minutes.
In order to avoid tooth decay and bad breath problem, it is useful to stay away from acidic foods during Ramadan. Carbohydrate foods should be consumed less in suhoor and care should be taken to eat foods with calcium such as cheese and milk and a diet based on fruits and vegetables.