Due to a change in eating habits, some find teeth care confusing. Should I brush before Sahur or after?
Because many also are eating late into the night, time for brushing gets blurry.
Our Prophet disliked people who ate onions and leeks (and other strong-smelling foods) into the mosque so as not to make others uncomfortable. This symbolizes how important oral hygiene is.
He loved the miswak , derived from a root of the Arak tree, used as a toothbrush regularly.
Avoid too much sugars and add more fruits and veg to your diet.
Try hard to brush more than twice. Just don’t swallow toothpaste! Couple this with regular flossing and a mouthwash (remember, alcohol-free)
Push yourself to see a dentist.
So our smiles can be bright and our breaths fresh.
“The smell of the mouth of a fasting person is dearer to Allah than the smell of musk.” Hadith
Let us stop using this as an excuse to treat our teeth bad.
Remember, cleanliness is a huge part of our faith and the mouth is not exempted from this.