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Ds bad breath?

(13 Posts)
flannelwash Fri 05-Jun-15 09:52:16

Ds brushes his twice a day and uses childrens mouth wash but his breath is still truly awful, always has been! I just don't know what else to try, I make sure hes brushing properly.. Any suggestions?
(ive spoken to his dentist but he just shrugged)

WanderWomble Fri 05-Jun-15 17:56:47

Does he floss? Tonsil stones? I think I'd visit the GP for a check up.

You could buy disclosing tablets to make sure he's actually brushing properly.

nameChangeQueen Fri 05-Jun-15 18:04:27

Do you think it could be coming from his stomach not his mouth? I get acid reflux and indigestion and I can get terrible breath, especially if I've gone a while without eating.

charleybarley Fri 05-Jun-15 18:09:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Follyfoot Fri 05-Jun-15 18:11:39

Does he have problems with his tonsils or adenoids? Those children often have a very specific smell to their breath.

hugoagogo Fri 05-Jun-15 18:14:13

Could he be constipated?

hairypaws Fri 05-Jun-15 18:21:21

My dd always gets bad breath when a tooth is loose and ready to fall out.

Purplehonesty Fri 05-Jun-15 18:22:57

Da gets this too unless he uses adult toothpaste. Any of the kids stuff just doesn't seem to work for him. I brush his tongue too - he is 5

LemonYellowSun Fri 05-Jun-15 18:25:09

I noticed mine did until I changed to adult toothpaste. I think the kids stuff is too mild sometimes

Pumpeedo Fri 05-Jun-15 18:26:48

Get him to blow through his nose on to a mirror. If both nostrils steam the mirror equally then his nasal passages are likely to be free from obstruction. If his teeth are cavity free and he doesn't have a recurrent issue with tonsillitis then the bad breath is a sign of a very healthy digestive system.

flannelwash Fri 05-Jun-15 22:15:38

Thank you so much guys I'll be trying these ideas out!

bumbleymummy Sat 06-Jun-15 09:15:08

Is he drinking enough water?

backtowork2015 Sat 06-Jun-15 19:19:02

no symptoms of diabetes are there? like frequent urination, thirst, fatigue? ketones on the breath is one symptom. people say it smells of pear drops

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