Helping Your Children Keep Their Breath Fresh
Skip ToContent
A+ A- A Main Content

Helping Your Children Keep Their Breath Fresh

Child plugging his noseChronic bad breath can be embarrassing and isolating. While breath mints, sprays, and minty gum can mask the symptoms temporarily, as long as the root cause still exists, the bad breath will continue.

Bad breath in childhood is usually caused by the buildup of bacteria in the mouth. When speaking or breathing, the air will pass over the bacteria, causing an odor. Luckily there are a few ways to help your child keep his or her breath fresh.

Eliminating Bad Breath

  • Good Oral Hygiene – You should make sure your child’s teeth and gums are brushed at least twice a day for two minutes at a time. Additionally, your child should be flossing at least once a day to eliminate any food debris between the teeth. Additionally, there are some anti-bacterial mouthwashes that are safe for children. 
  • Tongue Scraper – A tongue scraper helps to rid the mouth of bacteria that has built up on the tongue. These scrapers are disposable and used to scrape the tongue from back to front. You can also use a toothbrush to clean the tongue, but make sure you rinse the brush thoroughly afterwards.
  • Regular Dental Cleanings – It’s important to bring your child in for regular dental cleanings and checkups. This is a great way to make sure that all of the plaque and bacteria are gone from the mouth, making it easier to maintain.

If your child is experiencing chronic bad breath, please don’t hesitate to contact Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry for advice or an appointment. Our office is located in Dover, New Hampshire.

Posted by
Image Credit: © Dreamstime.com

Share:

Archive

Feb 12, 2024, 3:11 PM
When it comes to our children, their smiles are as precious as they are. These smiles, full of potential and joy, deserve the…
Jan 22, 2024, 11:40 PM
As a parent, it's natural to be concerned about your child's health, and their oral well-being is no exception. Cavities in…
Jan 8, 2024, 9:25 PM
Cavities, also known as dental caries, are a prevalent concern for individuals of all ages, but they are especially crucial…
Dec 25, 2023, 8:38 PM
Maintaining healthy teeth takes work. A lot of effort is involved in oral hygiene, regular checkups, and mindful dietary…
Dec 11, 2023, 8:59 PM
When it comes to kids’ dental health, many of us place a lot of emphasis on the food they eat. Candies, sweets, and…
Nov 27, 2023, 7:17 PM
Do you experience anxiety and phobia during dental check-ups? You aren’t alone. Around 1/3rd of Americans experience dental…
Nov 13, 2023, 4:25 PM
Cavities are one of the most common oral health concerns among children and are often a cause of concern for parents. If…
Oct 23, 2023, 3:43 PM
Traumatic experiences, especially during childhood, can have a lasting impact on a child's emotional well-being. For some…
Oct 9, 2023, 2:27 PM
Diabetes is a common and long-term health problem that impacts millions of people all around the world. Beyond its well-known…
Sep 25, 2023, 12:27 PM
Toothaches can be excruciating enough to disrupt your life. Dental discomfort can be unbearable, whether it’s in the form of…