When children's breath stink, parents are surprised why bad breath can not go away in my kids. Most often, smelling breath are related to a child’s oral hygiene: improper brushing and drinking milk at night before going to bed. As a child may be too young to express his feelings, bad breath may be a sign that the child is not well.
There are many ways to remove bad breath in a child. Parents can refer to tips below:
1. Not Putting Things in Mouth
As baby teeth begin to grow, babies like to put teats, fingers, teethers, toys and even towels into mouth. If these are not clean or disinfected together with frequent sucking can cause bacteria to breed and give off an unpleasant odor.
2. Maintaining Oral Hygiene
After teeth appears, make sure your child brushes his teeth twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. Maintain oral hygiene from 6 months because the accumulation of plaque, cavities and other dental problems causes bad breath. As a parent, check that they have brushed their mouth properly and that the tongue is clean before going to bed.
3. Rinse Mouth with Water
If there is residual food left in the gap between the teeth or in the mouth, bacteria start to breed and causes bad breath. Small pieces of food stuck inside baby's nose rot and produce odors and have to be removed by a dentist or doctor. It is recommended that children should gargle with water after a meal to dilute the scale caused by milk or flush out food debris. It is important to thoroughly rinse mouth with water every night before going to bed.
4. Look into Health Issues
If the child has brushed his teeth thoroughly and still has bad breath, the child may be ill. If irregular white spots or plaques appear inside the mouth of children under the age of one, it could be a sign of moniliasis. Children with bad breath could also be suffering from sinusitis, pharyngitis diseases related to the stomach and esophagus and other diseases. The causes should be diagnosed by a doctor and treated accordingly.
5. Avoid Food with Strong Odor
Signs of bad breath in adults are often due to their love of food with strong flavors such as onions, garlic and tobacco use. These are applicable to children as well. If they eat foods containing high levels of sugar and not maintain proper oral hygiene, bacteria grow causing bad breath.
6. Avoid Dry Throat
Adults and children should keep their throat moist by drinking plenty of water. Bacteria breeds in a dry throat and causes bad breath. In addition to flushing food debris, drinking lots of water produces saliva and help to keep mouth clean. When a child suffers from a stuffy nose, he may open his mouth while sleeping and this causes dry throat. Parents should pay attention to their child's respiratory health.