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Eliminate your Child’s Bad Breath

by Rosanne Lorraine | July 29th, 2008 | Elementary

Bad breath is nothing to be embarrassed about unless you don’t do anything about it. Bad breath in children is a common condition; it is not necessarily a symptom of a serious health problem. Some of the most common causes of bad breath in young children include:

Improper brushing
Breathing through the mouth
Infrequent eating and drinking through the day
Bacterial activity
The solutions below can help alleviate bd breath, so be sure to give them a try:
Ensure that the child drinks a lot of fluids throughout the course of the day. Less fluid will lead to less saliva and a drier mouth. This can create a bacterial breeding ground, which ultimately will cause bad breath. In addition, frequent snacks and drinks will flush away odor-causing bacteria.

Knowing proper brushing techniques is important. Also, you need to make sure that your child brushes his teeth frequently and regularly. Young children may need your help but letting them know the importance of brushing not only their teeth but their tongue and the sides of their mouth will benefit them through adulthood.

Immediately treat allergy and cold symptoms by suctioning your child’s nose with a nasal aspirator. This will help prevent mouth breathing and decrease nasal drip, which can cause bad breath.

When you notice that your child still has bad breath after four or five days of thorough brushing and after following the recommendations above, it may be best to contact your doctor. You should be concerned, particularly if you see green nasal discharge from the nostrils; it can be a symptom of infection because of the presence of a foreign object in the nose. On the other hand, call your dentist if you see tooth decay or gum bleeding.

  1. bad breath says:

    Bad breath is a problem that is shared by millions of people across the country. Until recently, there really has not been an effective scientific approach to diagnosing and treating bad breath or chronic halitosis conditions.

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