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Your teeth may not be at the top of your mind during the holy month of Ramadan, but it’s important that you maintain a good dental routine to ensure a comfortable fasting.

During the holy month of Ramadan, your teeth care routine should adjust to your new eating habits In order to maintain healthy teeth. Learn how here with Dr. Cherif Massoud, founder and CEO of

Is your dental health ready for Ramadan?
If you haven’t been to the dentist in the last 5 months, book your dental checkup now to prevent any discomfort while fasting.

How to avoid bad breath during Ramadan?
Regularly brush your teeth, scrape your tongue, and floss after Iftar and Sohour.

How to avoid a dry mouth during Ramadan?
Drink lots of water and fresh juices during Iftar and Sohour.
Avoid salty, spicy and fried foods, sodas and coffee.

How to care for your gums during Ramadan?
Break your fast with dates and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Their nutrients and antioxidants will fight gum inflammation.

How to keep a fresh mouth during Ramadan?
During non-fasting hours, avoid onions and garlic, and use mouthwash or miswak sticks to freshen up.

Will BASMA aligners disrupt my fasting?
Not at all! Just remember to take them off when breaking fast.

Will fasting affect my BASMA treatment?
No. You can comfortably commit to wearing your aligners 22 hours/day.

How to clean my aligners during Ramadan?
Rinse your aligners with water every time you take them off.
Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean them twice a day.

How to stop grinding my teeth while fasting?
Take regular deep breathes and relax your jaw.
If you have a night guard, wear it during the day.

Source: perceptions