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4.5 year old bad breath

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Fisharefriendsnotfood Sun 21-Oct-12 09:11:14


Dd has very bad breath every morning and night, she eats very well and has supervised tooth brushing twice a day.. Any suggestions?

whatinthewhatnow Sun 21-Oct-12 09:54:11

Well, if she eats an 'adult' diet she could get honky breath just like grown ups do. Does she eat garlicky/oniony food? Also consider whether she drinks enough? Is she consitpated?

titchy Sun 21-Oct-12 10:22:39

Mouth ulcers got infected?

Pooka Sun 21-Oct-12 10:26:21

Does she mouth breathe?

What are her tonsils like?

Is she prone to tonsillitis or sinus issues?

Dd has incredibly bad breath at age 6. Was mouth breathing, snoring like a trooper. Turned out that her tonsils were enormous and despite not really having tonsillitis more than once, they were removed and she is 100% better now. No stinky breath, sleeps well, good appetite and generally a complete turn around.

Unfortunately because she mouth breathed for so long (and genetics too) she's going to need a fair bit or orthodontics.

susiedaisy Sun 21-Oct-12 10:27:08

My youngest suffered from severe boats of constipation as a baby and small child and even now only goes every couple of days and has suffered from really bad pooey breath whenever he gets bunged up and I mean really strong sewerage type breath that can strip paint off of walls, in between he's ok smells normal, Sorry not sure if this helps

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