7 Simple Tips to Avoid Bad Breath During Fasting

"Jamupedia friends, bad breath sometimes happens during fasting. Oftentimes you also wonder, even though you have brushed your teeth, the problem still persists. Just why does it still so? What causes bad breath? How to fix it? To find out the answer, let's read the following review!"

Published by : administrator  -  27/05/2020 14:20 WIB

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During fasting, the mouth feels dry because saliva is reduced, causing bad breath. But in general, bad breath is caused by bacteria that stick to the walls of the mouth and between the teeth after we eat. Foods with high gas content are also a trigger for bad breath.

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Bad breath can be triggered by factors such as the following:

  • Frequently smokes or consumes alcohol.
  • Eat strong-smelling foods such as garlic and petai (stink beans).
  • Infection or inflammation of the nose, sinus cavities, mouth, or throat, for example in gingivitis, sinusitis, and tonsillitis.
  • Suffering from stomach acid disease, kidney or liver disorders, and oral cancer.

Well, after knowing the causes, you can overcome bad breath during fasting in the following way.

  1. Brushing your teeth and cleaning your tongue can remove food residue stuck in your mouth, which triggers the spread of bacteria.
  2. Drink enough water at sahur (dawn meal to begin fasting) and iftar.
  3. Gargling with cucumber can freshen the mouth.
  4. Avoid high-gas foods during sahur and iftar, such as garlic, junk food, red meat, eggs and many others.
  5. Avoid foods and drinks that contain high sugar content because bacteria can thrive when sugary foods remain in the mouth.
  6. Consume fruits that are high in vitamins, such as oranges, strawberries, pears, guavas and many others.
  7. Gargle with warm salt water before bed to expel bacteria.

If bad breath persists after using the natural ingredients above, you should consult a dentist to find out the exact cause of bad breath you suffer.


Source: Alodokter.com

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