Bad breath is the popular name for the medical state known as halitosis. Various unusual things can cause halitosis – i.e. from not brushing your teeth to some medical situations. Bad breath in children is usually caused by lack of good or developed hygiene skills. This is great news, since fixing this is an easy one. Children should brush for two minutes. Some parents play a child’s favorite song or come up with another way to time two minutes, so it goes by fast. Periodontitis is an inflammation with subsequent destruction of the other tooth-supporting structures, namely the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and cementum and subsequent loss of teeth. This condition mainly manifests in early middle age with severity increasing in the elderly.
Some halitosis in children is due to other underlying causes, and if there is anything at all unusual about the odor that is being noted, a visit to a physician or dentist may be in order. Some diseases cause an off-odor on the breath and when such a disease is involved, only treatment of the underlying problem will cure halitosis in children or anyone else. If there’s a small item stuck in your child’s nose, it will infect and lead to bad breath. To recognize this condition, the nose will have green discharge from one nostril; there the infections will make drainage from both sides of the nose. There are many different causes for toddler bad smell. Knowing whether your child has bad mouth odor is very simple, the bad pungent smell in the mouth constantly or occasionally is a perfect sign.
Knowing this, it is vitally important you approach your family dentist about your child’s halitosis, firstly to get an early start on the problem if it turns out to be an indication of a more serious health issue. That having been said, barring a serious medical condition, this condition is most usually the result of poor oral hygiene. Tonsilloliths are more likely to be present in teenagers and can become noticeable with bad breath and swallowing pain together with some foreign body feeling and, in certain cases, referred ear pain. Frequent bad breath in children, the rotten egg kind as opposed to sweet smelling bad breath in children, is probably caused by the same oral bacteria that cause halitosis in adults. Clean tooth surfaces after brushing are normally covered by a thin layer of glycoproteins from saliva called pellicle. Pellicle allows for the selective adherence of bacteria to the tooth surface.
A dry mouth can also happen as a result of breathing through the mouth while sleeping, which is a common problem amongst infants. If you think this cause fits your child, see if their breath problem is only in the morning. If your baby is mobile and into exploring, one cause of bad breath you need to consider is that your infant has lodged a foreign object into their nose, for instance a pea or a small part of a toy. Learning the methods to control bad breath is going to be somewhat more important to you than to others who do not seem to have any problem, if you currently suffer from it.