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Ways to Relieve Bad Breath

June 26, 2021 7:06 pm

We think it’s safe to say that bad breath is never welcome. Even in kids. Since they are not generally fans of the kinds of smelly foods – like onions and garlic – that generally cause bad breath, you probably need to look for other causes. Here are some different ways to tackle the common dental issue.

Reassess Their Dental Routine

Is your family’s at-home dental routine up to par? Usually the easiest way to relieve bad breath is to make sure they are doing their best to take care of their oral health. More specifically, that means brushing twice a day (morning and night) and flossing at least once a day. If they say that they’re already doing that, you may want to check and see if they are brushing and flossing with the proper technique to ensure an effective clean. You may also want to introduce a mouthwash into the routine as well.

Check Saliva Production

That may sound a bit scientific, but what we mean is that you can do things to help stimulate saliva production. Many people don’t realize that having a dry mouth can lead to bad breath. Saliva actually defends your teeth from decay and odor-causing bacteria. To stimulate saliva, encourage your children to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Chewing sugar-free gum can also help.

Speak to a Dental Professional

The fact is, there are many different things that can cause bad breath from the foods you eat to the medicine you take to your at-home dental routine. If you’ve tried other remedies before and you’re having a hard time handling bad breath, the best thing you can do is discuss the issue with a dental professional. A visit with our team can help pinpoint what’s the root of your child’s persistent bad breath. Generally a good teeth cleaning will solve the problem. If not, we will give you some treatment options.

We Care About Your Child’s Dental Health!

Any time you have questions related to dental health, Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is there for you and your family. You’re welcome to call or email our Lytle dental office, and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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