Islamic fasting and oral health and diseases

Javadzadeh Blouri, A and Zarrabi, M.H and Taheri, M and Delavarian, Z (2014) Islamic fasting and oral health and diseases. Journal of Fasting and Health, 2 (4). pp. 143-146.

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Fasting is a religious obligation, which can be challenging for individuals with oral conditions due to its stringent code of conduct. Moreover, food abstinence during fasting can restrict oral feeding even further in patients whose nutrition has been already compromised. Previous research has mainly concentrated on oral hygiene and gum health, disregarding orodental conditions and diseases. This highlights the importance of further research in this regard. In this paper, we intended to clarify the correlation between fasting and oral injections, bleeding following tooth extraction, and brushing to overcome common misconceptions which indicate the breach of religious disciplines under such circumstances. We also aimed to determine the grave effects of fasting on health in case of severe immunological deficiencies, chronic oral ulcers and certain drug administration protocols for those with rigid religious beliefs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Nutrition Disease and metabolic diseases
WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > J Fasting And Health
Depositing User: fasting fasting
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 17:10
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 17:10

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