Bad breath isn’t limited to adults. Children can suffer from halitosis that stems from a variety of causes, but there’s usually a way to conquer each cause of children’s halitosis.
Here are the 3 most common causes of bad breath in children (and adults).
If forgotten, food debris left in the mouth can give cavities the fuel they need to flourish which can result in characteristic bad breath.
Solution: Rinse after meals for 30 seconds
A dry mouth can lead to recurring bad breath. Usually, dry mouth is caused by poor saliva flow which stems from a lack of water or inadequate hydration.
Solution: Improve Saliva Production
Make sure your child gets enough water – 8 to 10 cups per day.
-Poor oral hygiene
The number one cause of halitosis in children is poor oral hygiene routines.
Solution: Develop a Good Oral Health Routine
Make sure your child brushes twice per day for two minutes at a time, and flosses once per day. Be sure to clearly communicate when they are to brush and floss and be sure that they adhere to a consistent schedule. Gentle parental reminders can go a long way in keeping children healthier.
WE CAN BEAT BAD BREATH TOGETHER!
Children’s halitosis stinks – but it can be beaten. If your child’s breath is consistently smelly, then schedule a visit with our office.
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