Brushing Teeth While Fasting

By Mufti Taqi Usmani
Posted: 11 Safar 1424, 13 April 2003

Q.) Can we brush our teeth while fasting?

A.) Cleaning one's teeth with a Miswak or with a dry brush is allowed during a fast. However, one should not use paste during the fast because it is makruh. Nevertheless, if nothing is ingested past the throat the fast is not broken.