Health Benefits

Causes for Bad Breath

Causes For Bad Breath
Causes For Bad Breath

Vitamin D

Vitamin D exists as ergocalciferol (D2) or cholecalciferol (D3). It is found in fish, eggs and fortified milk. It is also made by the skin when exposed to sunlight and stored in fat to be later used when sunlight is not available. People who don’t get enough sun and those who are 65 and above are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency and may thus need a supplement. people also use vitamin D supplement for weak brittle bones, heat disease, asthma and many other conditions, Some are also using it for COVID-19 but there are no strong scientific evidence to support these uses. But it is important to maintain healthy vitamin D levels and this can be done by taking 400-1000 IU of vitamin D daily or staying in the sun daily for 15-30 minutes.
Topical vitamin D in the form of calcitriol, calcipotriene, maxacalcitol, or paricalcitol is can help treat plaque type psoriasis. Applying vitamin D with a topical corticosteroid seems to be more effective than using each one alone.

Vitamin D is likely safe when taken in the recommended dose. Taking high doses may cause weakness, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting. 

If you brush your teeth and floss them daily and still have bad eath (halitosis), check the following causes and find what could could be causing this:
1- Dry mouth encourages the bacteria that causes bad breath. Drinks with caffeine, spicy foods and cigarettes can dry your mouth.
2- Bacteria on the tongue is the leading cause of bad breath. Clean your tongue daily with a tongue scraper.
3- A high protein diet can cause accumulation of ketones that cause bad breath. Use a sugar free gum to mask it.
4- When you have a common cold, you are most likely to have a dry mouth which can lead to bad breath; also odor causing bacteria like to feed on mucus which will worsen the situation.
5- Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria causing ulcers, can also cause bad breath. So treat your ulcer!
6- Some medications like allergy remedies can lower salla production causing dry mouth and bad breath.
7- Dried fruits are high in sugar, and odor causing bacteria love to feed on it! make sure to brush and floss.
8- Acid reflux or heathburn may cause some undigested food to come back or some stomach acid can give you postnasal drip causing bad breath.
9- Cracked teeth and fillings can trap food particles and breed bacteria causing bad breath.
10- Tonsils stone made up of food particles, hardened bacteria, mucus and dead cells can cause bad breath. Gargle with slat water.

 

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