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Bad Breath: How To Handle It

By: Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath and is one of the most common oral concerns among children. What Causes Bad Breath? Poor Oral Hygiene: If your child is not brushing their teeth regularly or is not brushing them well enough, it can lead to bad breath. Plaque that is not brushed away can irritate the gums, and the tongue can harbor bacteria which can produce smelly odors. Mouth Breathing: Your child may be breathing through their mouth as a result of a stuffy nose or as a sleep habit. Unfortunately, this dries out the mouth which results in bad breath. Dehydration: Not drinking enough water will result in bad breath as it allows the mouth to…