7 reasons bad breath in children is problem

7 reasons why bad breath in children become problem in future
I hear that many parents worry about bad breath in children recently. A gum disease, which is a popular cause of bad breath in adults, is rare for children.

Cause of children’s bad breath may differ, but there are possibilities that it is caused by diseases of ears, nose or respiratory organs. If smell of your children’s breath gets stronger, it might cause problem in future.

Let me talk about bad breath in children.



7 reasons bad breath in children is problem

 

Fall into a habit of gum disease


A gum disease is not popular for children, but brushing teeth roughly can cause gum disease like adults. If you leave it, they can fall into a habit of gum disease from childhood, so make sure they brush teeth thoroughly.

The sign of improper brushing is bleeding while brushing. If this sign is seen, be careful about brushing teeth.

 

Can become cavity constitution


Bad breath in children can be caused by untreated cavities. Also inflamed teeth can be a cause.

Either of them are result of not brushing teeth neatly. To avoid having cavity constitution, brush properly everyday.

I recommend parents to check and do finishing brush to see parts they can’t reach.

 

Mouth breathing can cause dry mouth


Another possible cause of bad breath is breathing with mouth instead of nose.

Bad breath can occur when mouth is dry. If children are breathing with their mouth, it can cause dry mouth.

Saliva not only moisturizes mouth, but also has important functions such as antibacterial, digestive, and mucous protection functions. Dry mouth can cause great effect on health.

The problem can appear as bad breath. If they eat foods with strong smell, it is natural to smell bad from mouth, but if you feel bad breath in different situation, you should doubt about dry mouth.

 

Risk of otological diseases


First possible inner factor we can think of about bad breath in children is “otological cause”. Please go see a doctor first. You need to be careful especially when diagnosed with “empyema”. The cause of accumulation of pus can be germs entering nose.

Also allergies and house dust can be causes of empyema. Children’s empyema can be chronic if not treated, so should be detected and treated early.

Go to otological clinic and have it treated or have surgery before it gets worse.

 

Higher possibility of respiratory disorders


Besides otological causes, “respiratory cause” can be possible. Children are more likely to breath with mouth than adults, so they possibly suffer respiratory disorder such as asthma bronchiale caused by dry mouth.

Most asthma is of allergenic potency, so children breathing with mouth are more likely to suffer asthma by inhaling allergens such as dust and mite.

If you suspect symptoms, go to see a doctor.

 

Possibility of digestive disorders


The lowest possible cause of children’s bad breath is “digestive disorders”. If condition of intestines are not good, gas is released from mouth and makes breath smell stronger.

Constipation can make breath smell stronger, so please realize it for them. With infants, maybe milk is not enough, lacking sugar with fermentability, or lacking dietary fibers.

Not only brushing teeth, but mind about good daily habit to maintain good intestinal function.

 

Can easily catch a cold


The biggest cause of bad breath is unclean tongue. When a child with high metabolism catches a cold and has fever, tongue coat builds up.

By periodically cleaning tongue coat, it can prevent from catching a cold. You shouldn’t do it too much, but if you recognize bad breath from your children, please check their tongue.

 

Did you find any helpful information?

Some are threatening their future and you might have surprised. We can hardly expect their breath to get smell suddenly worse. If it gradually worsens, the cause is dental problem and it can get better with proper teeth brushing.

However there are other possible reasons and we should be careful to think about their future. When you recognize bad breath, you need to check periodically as parents anyway.

I recommend you to look at growth of your children from many points of view.

 

Summary

7 reasons bad breath in children is problem

Fall into a habit of gum disease
Can become cavity constitution
Mouth breathing can cause dry mouth
Risk of otological diseases
Higher possibility of respiratory disorders
Possibility of digestive disorders
Can easily catch a cold