Dental care and treatment in Ramadan, how to take care of teeth and mouth in Ramadan, dental care before marriage, dental and oral care during fasting


We are often confused about dental and oral care and treatment while fasting in Ramadan. Many patients who come to the clinic are interested to know about this. As skeptical as we may be about dental care and treatment while fasting, it's actually not that complicated.

We can also take proper care of teeth and gums during Ramadan but follow some rules so that the fast is not makruh or broken. Even dental treatment can be taken if required. Diabetic and cardiac patients in particular should take special care of their teeth during the month of fasting throughout the year.

The oral cavity is the entrance to the body and is home to about 700 species of microbes. Therefore, if proper care is not taken, these organisms can cause various complications including infection in the teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth.

Saliva is the natural cleanser of the inside of the mouth. During the month of fasting, as there is a long period of abstinence from food and water, the secretion of saliva is less. Due to which 'dry mouth' or mouth cavity remains relatively dry and natural cleansing is reduced. Therefore, if you are not careful about this during the month of fasting, there is a risk of tooth decay and gum infection and candidiasis.

Brushing should be done twice a day during the month of Ramadan. If you brush your teeth with a quality toothpaste and brush after Iftar and Sehri, the food particles cannot accumulate on the teeth and between the two teeth.

Even after brushing, food often accumulates between two teeth. Especially those who have crowns and bridges suffer from this problem. Also, if someone has crowding in their teeth i.e. an immense space between two teeth where food cannot get in and out, flossing is very important for them. After meals, you can clean the interdental space or the space between two teeth with the help of dental floss. It can prevent dental caries and gingivitis.

It is better not to use mouthwash while fasting. However, if you use mouthwash once or twice between Iftar and Sehri, the inside of your mouth will be clean and you will not have bad breath.

Our beloved Prophet ordered the use of Meswak during fasting 1400 years ago. Its biggest advantage is that you can use it to clean your teeth and remove bad breath while fasting. Moreover, Meswak has been used as a scientific and highly effective method of tooth protection for ages.

Many of us are skeptical about getting dental treatment while fasting.

Since the most commonly used drugs for dental infections are painkillers and antibiotics, during the month of fasting we can choose the time after Iftar and Sehri to take the medicine.

Only dental procedures that are likely to cause bleeding (blood clots) should not be performed in the clinic while fasting. Besides, there is no problem with the rest of the treatments. However, if you suspect that water will enter the mouth during dental treatment, it is better to avoid it.

It is better to avoid fried and oily food as much as possible during the month of fasting. After a whole day of fasting, these fried foods or junk food can cause acidity. Just like your stomach and digestion are disturbed, it can also cause problems with your teeth and gums. We should try to keep nutritious and quality food in our wish list and dining table. May Almighty Allah keep us healthy and good during the month of fasting and the following days.

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