Breath: Let’s Talk About It

It’s very easy to assume that if your child’s breath isn’t friendly and approachable, your little one (or teen) may not be brushing and flossing. This is absolutely a possibility! However, it’s not the only possible reason for unpleasant breath. So, what to do about bad breath when it ends up on the scene? Try a few things out to see if you can identify the culprit. If not, it may be time for a quick visit!

Look At Your Foods And Seasonings

Whether you’re preparing meals at home or are eating out, remember that brief occurrences of bad breath can show up due to strongly scented foods and seasonings. If you’re frequently consuming offenders (like garlic, onions, etc.) try avoiding them for a while. This may be the key to eradicating bad breath.

Get A Bit Nosy

Unless you’re currently monitoring the brushing and flossing of your very little ones, you may simply assume your kiddos are doing a great job with dental hygiene. Take a quick look one morning or evening and see how it’s all going. Ask questions. If you think they may be cutting corners, rushing, or just missing a particularly important detail (like flossing), offer some reminders and ensure they follow through. Bad breath might disappear as a result.

Add Water

Bacteria will build up in smiles that are lacking moisture, which can happen during allergy season, during a cold, and when it gets hot out. Give kids more water, so they’re hydrated, so bacteria aren’t clinging about, and so bad breath is less likely to develop.

Check Your Calendar

If it’s been too long since your child’s last dental cleaning, remember that plaque and tartar that accumulate (and that we will remove) can cause bad breath, too. See us soon!

Protect Kids From Bad Breath With Our Help

Consider our helpful tips when you’re seeking a solution for your child’s bad breath. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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