Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bad Breath in Children: How to Ease the Embarrassment

"Bad Breath in Children: How to Ease the Embarrassment"," If a child with chronic bad breath is

talking to a group of friends, chances are the group will

not have the maturity to deal with it and will probably

look away or fan their hand, acting in a way that makes the

child with bad breath embarrassed.

Something Stinks: Chronic Bad Breath

Ever wonder why someone with chronic bad breath went around

talking to everyone, even in close circles? That is because

the person probably had no clue they suffered chronic bad

breath, since people cannot smell their own halitosis.

If you are not sure if your breath smells bad or not, ask a

good friend to let you know.

You will often find yourself around someone with chronic

bad breath, and just remember to that person with the same

dignity you would like to be treated with.

o First of all, certain foods and even drinks can create

temporary bad breath in children.

o Some children are not big fans of brushing or flossing,

yet failing to do both regularly will create chronic bad

 Snoring or breathing

through the mouth can also cause chronic bad breath in

children as this contributes to a dry mouth.
 It's likely not serious.
 And according to a Journal of

Pediatrics study performed in 1999, bad breath in children

is caused either by dry mouth or the nasal cavity.
 Do you serve up

garlic or spicy dishes for dinner each night? Is your child

a big fan of cheese? If so, try cutting back on the dairy

and garlic.
 To make

this more fun, take your child to the grocery store and

allow him or her to pick out their toothbrush and


make sure your child regularly sees a dentist to have his

or her teeth cleaned.

The most important part of helping a child with bad breath

is to be sensitive and not make the child feel embarrassed

or self-conscious.
 By zeroing in on the cause,

and taking care of it, you can quickly eliminate and

prevent bad breath in children.


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