Causes of Bad Breath in Children
Children, like adults can experience bad breath or Halitosis. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need to address the issue. In treating halitosis, an underlying cause should be identified. Here are some of the common causes of bad breath in children:
When your child’s mouth produces less saliva than usual, dry mouth happens, which eventually causes bad breath. Saliva aids in cleansing the mouth and helps in breaking down bacteria. If less saliva is produced, more bacteria will remain in your child’s mouth.
Poor Oral Hygiene
Children can sometimes become lazy when it comes to brushing and flossing their teeth. Poor oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of bad breath in children. Food residues that are not swept away can become plaque, which can eventually become tartar and cause bad breath.
It is essential as parents, to guide your children in a proper dental routine as early as possible. Proper brushing and flossing are necessary to have optimum oral health. Also, a visit to the dentist at least twice a year is vital in keeping their teeth, gums and other structures of their mouth healthy.
Tooth Decay and Gum Problems
Cavities, gum disease, and other dental health problems can cause halitosis. Bacteria can quickly multiply in your children’s mouth if they have dental health issues. When bacteria proliferate in the mouth, an infection can occur, which can cause bad breath.
A Sinus Infection
A sinus infection can cause fluid to accumulate in your children’s throat and nasal passages. When this happens, even with proper and consistent oral health routine, bad breath will still be imminent.
To learn the other causes of bad breath in children, and how to solve them, visit us at Smiles First in Cornwall, Ontario. Our family values your family’s dental health care!
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