Bad Breath is basically a general problem found in children these days and there could be many factors responsible for the bad breath. Hence, it is always advisable to the parents to teach their children from a very young age about the right oral habits in order to avoid such problems. All the parents should ensure that they teach their child the right way of brushing their teeth’s, give them the right nutritious diet and also if possible, the parents should try and make regular appointment after a fixed interval of time with the dentist, so that if there is any kind of oral problem from which their child is suffering, it does not aggravate much and the right treatment to the child is given that very moment.
Common causes of bad breath
The food which the child eats can be responsible for causing bad breath, especially the strong odors which we get to smell from some food items like garlic, cabbage, red onion and some other major spices as such. This happens once the blood moves to the lungs and so the smell of the food become very much evident, especially when the child exhales. The results of the major researches have claimed that the smell from such food items can actually lead to bad breath for almost 72 hours or even more. The parents should also make sure that the food items are not collected in the cheeks, teeth or mouth of the child, because if the food particles are not removed from either the cheeks, tongue or mouth, it might also lead to bad breath. Also last but definitely not the least cause, which was declared by the doctors for the bad breath in children, is the dry mouth because the dry mouth is actually responsible for causing the bad breath as saliva is indeed very important to actually remove all the dead cells which are inside the mouth of the child.
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Medical causes for bad breath in children
Some of the main medical causes which are responsible for causing bad breath in your child are as follows. Firstly, if your child is suffering from any kind of lung infection, so in this situation, it is more likely that the child will release a very awful and an unpleasant smell while breathing. Also secondly, if your child is suffering from a sinus problem, he is bound to have a bad breath .Thirdly also because of the presence of the foreign material in your child’s nose will also be responsible for the bad breath to some extent.
Symptoms of bad breath in children
A child will definitely not know about his bad breath, hence it is the responsibility of the parents to make sure that they take proper oral care of their kids before the situations gets worse. Some of the popular symptoms of the bad breath in child will be discussed here below in this article .To begin with first reason is the poor dental hygiene conditions and this problem arises because of the food debris, which gets trapped mainly between the teeth and the gums. Other reasons could be the infection in the mouth due to which the gums of your child becomes red, swollen and sometimes they even start bleeding, the child may experience uneasiness in his mouth due to the pus which basically drains between the teeth. Also the sore throat, stuffy nose, fever, discharge from the nose are also the common symptoms which are generally seen in children.
Need for a proper treatment
Once you diagnose, that your child is suffering from the problem of bad breath, you should immediately book an appointment with the doctor and then you should very religiously follow the advice of the dental doctor so that your child, overcomes the problem of bad breath very soon. Some of the easy steps which can help in curing the problem of bad breath in your child are as follows. Firstly, make sure that your child is brushing his teeth regularly and in the right way and if possible ensure that your child brushes the teeth after every meal. Your child should not use the same brush for long time duration, replacement of the tooth brush at regular intervals is thus necessary. And also if your child drinks lot of water during the day, there are very less chances that he suffers from the problem of bad breath.
The parents should by every possible way try to increase the amount of saliva in their child’s mouth and also at the same time they should try and reduce the mouth bacteria to avoid the situation of bad breath. If the child adapts the right method to brush his teeth, then in such a scenario there are very negligible chances that the child suffers from the problem of bad breath.
Also as your child grows older in age ,the chewing gums or even the sugarless candies might be very helpful in order to get the right quantity of saliva to flow in the mouth and so with the help of chewing gums ,the muscles of the mouth also starts moving actively.
By doing the simple oral treatment at home, if the problem of the bad breath still continues, then you should immediately take your child to the dentist, because the dentist will then conduct an oral examination and if need be, the dentist might also clean the teeth with the help of the professional dental kit and all this is done so that the exact reason for the problem is known and then the necessary treatment can start immediately.
The problem of bad breath has indeed become very popular in both children and the adults and so it leads to sometimes very embarrassing situations in life. But according to the results of some of the major researches, it is generally concluded that the problem of bad breath is seen to be more common in the older children and the adolescent as a matter of fact. These problems arises mainly because of the bacterial activities in the mouth, teeth etc. There are definitely many ways to overcome this problem and so this problem can definitely be treated permanently. Hence everyone should understand the importance of keeping a good oral hygiene.