7 Common Causes of Bad Breath in Toddlers
Sinus infections, allergies and tonsillitis are major culprits when it comes to bad breath in children. Another condition is the gastroesophageal reflux disease characterized by an acidic, fruity smell. If you are sure that hygiene, cavities and the other symptoms below are not to blame, you might want to see your child’s pediatrician.
Just like in adults, food buildup in your toddler’s mouth can lead to bad breath. To prevent this from happening, use a soft toddler’s tooth brush to clean your toddler’s teeth, gums and tongue after meals and just before bed.
If left unattended for a long time. Poor hygiene can lead to cavities in toddlers as well as in adults. Cavities in turn worsen the bad breath situation.
A mouth is designed to be wet at all times. This maintains the bacteria in the mouth in acceptable levels. When your toddler develops an infection, however, they breathe through their mouth and this makes it dry. Dryness in the mouth accelerates the rate at which bacteria grows. This leads to bad breath. Treating infections early and drinking lots of water can help.
Foreign Object Stuck in the Nose
Some kids are notorious for putting small beads, toy parts or grains in their noses. They will then suffer in silence. Bad breath is one of the signs to look out for.
Strong and Pungent foods
As delicious and healthy as garlic and onions make food, they also come with very strong and pungent smells that can affect the breath of everyone in the family, toddlers included.
Some parents swear that their babies’ breaths change when they are teething.
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