Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County I & II

Commack (631) 486-6364 Medford (631) 320-0880

What’s that smell? Is it coming from your child’s mouth? They’re not alone. Halitosis, better known as bad breath, can affect people of all ages.
So what’s a kid to do? Keep these four things in mind to help your child avoid this problem and keep their mouth healthy.
1. Brush Regularly! 
Everyone should brush and floss their teeth twice daily to keep their teeth clean. What most people forget is that your gums need cleaning too. Make sure your child is cleaning right beneath the gum line where bacteria can build up and cause bad breath, among other problems. 
2. Tongue Scrape!
Tongue scrapers may seem like an unnecessary step to take but it is essential in keeping mouths clean. Less food particles on the tongue means less of a chance for bacteria growth.

3. Avoid Smelly/Sugary Foods!
Soda, candy, desserts – don’t let your child near them! The bacteria from the sugar gives their breath that foul smell. Try replacing these foods with a sugar-free option.

4. Schedule Regular Cleanings!
Stay on top of your child’s oral hygiene by attending regular cleanings at your pediatric dentist! Dental professionals can help clean all the hard to reach areas and answer any oral hygiene questions that may arise! 

Is your child giving you a hard time with brushing? Schedule an appointment with Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County and we’ll explain the importance of proper oral hygiene to them.  With two convenient locations in Medford and Commack, we offer 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!