What’s that smell? Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a condition even children can experience. If you notice your little one’s breath is not so pleasant, improper oral hygiene is probably the culprit. And if that happens to be the case, we have the resources you need to help their dental care routine while also preventing their bad breath.

– Clean their entire mouths. The greatest areas kids tend to forget to clean are between their teeth. Food debris and bacteria can accumulate over time and cause not only bad breath, but inflammation as well.
– Don’t forget their tongues. Teach your children how to clean their tongue after they’re done brushing their teeth. Scientific studies have shown that brushing the tongue significantly reduces and removes oral bacteria.
– Buy new dental tools. Remember to invest in a new toothbrush every few months. Dull bristles can’t effectively remove plaque and debris from teeth.
– Drink water. Encourage your children to drink more water throughout the day. This will help remove particles stuck between their teeth as well as boost their saliva production.

Regardless of the cause of bad breath, teaching your children how to form good dental care habits at an early age can be vital for their oral care as adults.

In addition to brushing at home, visiting the dentist is an integral part of maintaining good oral hygiene. That’s where we come in! Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit us here, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!