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Mal aliento en niños y bebés

In adults and in children the odors in the mouth an unpleasant are common, so it is essential for oral hygiene to prevent bad breath in children and infants. Then, Facemamá delve a little more on this topic.

The bad breath in your child is not a problem, as long as after brushing or rinsing the teeth of your little one, this odor disappears.

Commonly, the unpleasant odor on the breath, or halitosis, is due to the remnants of food particles that interact with the bacteria found in the mouth. Mainly these small particles of food can be found in the back of the throat, on the surface of the tonsils, tongue, gums and, of course, between the teeth. This is why the oral hygiene is essential to avoid bad breath.

It is normal to experience bad breath in the mornings, which is produced by the interaction of the saliva with the bacteria of the mouth, that have stayed a longer period of time in which the interaction is not stopped, which caused a smell of something unpleasant, which disappears once you brush the teeth or rinse.

Problems with the breath of babies

In case your child has bad breath, a good option is to give him water often, with which you will be able to decrease; it is also advisable to give you crackers or sugar-free. If your baby loves to suck and does not pass a moment of the day you are not with the finger, the security blanket or pacifier in the mouth may have bad breath; this is because the object may have an odor due to the repeated interaction with the saliva and bacteria that we have in the mouth. You may also, there are residues in the object your child takes to the mouth.

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How to avoid bad breath:

  • If it sucks your finger make sure to wash your hands with soap frequently.
  • With the pacifier, it is best to wash it constantly, let it dry and, preferably, boil them in water, with this you'll be able to sterilize it. You can also do this with the mantitas and others.
  • When children suffer from reflux bad breath is common; something that accompanies this condition are stomach discomfort after meals. You must be careful to avoid a major complication.

4 consequences of poor oral hygiene:

  1. Accumulation of salts of calcium and phosphorus on the tooth surface (tartar).
  2. Bad breath.
  3. Bleeding gums (gingivitis)
  4. A complication of tooth decay called dental abscess, which can result in a trauma to the tooth, causing pain and compromising dental pieces.

Bad breath and other diseases

It is necessary to make a difference between the lack of brushing and an infection in the area. The problem may lie in a pharyngitis which is the inflammation of the pharynx, or in a tonsillitis which is the inflammation of the tonsils.

You can also check if your child has food remains in the throat, asking the doctor to examine your throat for a control, so you'll be able to remedy the problem by removing the remains.

It is advisable to bring your child to the doctor to rule out that it is not the presence of a foreign object in the nasal or respiratory infection such as bronchitis, the causes of bad breath.


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