Main reason of unpleasant mouth odor is primarily due to a poor oral hygiene. It can also be caused by inflammation or disease of the internal organs. If you don’t brush your teeth after a meal or rinse them with mouth wash or liquid with soda or salt, the remnants of the meal will accumulate. If the tooth is poorly cleaned, it may eventually harden and become an odorous stone. The stone will irritate the gum and make the gum bloody and smelly. Also, leaving the tongue uncleaned during the teeth brushing can lead to accumulation of germs and unpleasant odors of mouth. It is not uncommon for children and cam be fixed easily by treating the cause. Therefore, you should seek the advice of a doctor.
Causes of an unpleasant mouth odor
Dental diseases: cavities, inflammation of the tonsils, and food items that are inserted between the teeth
Inflammation: inflammation of the nasopharynx, tonsils, and nasal passages
Dry mouth: Dehydration or excessive oral breath
Foods: Foods that emit a sharp odor
Diseases, health condition: Disorders of digestion, stomach and liver problems
How to treat?
Regularly brushing your teeth every day and cleaning your teeth with a dental floss is the easiest and effective way to get rid of unpleasant odors. Using a small, soft brush for your baby’s teeth and washing the tongue together is an important way to deal with unpleasant odors. This is because the baby’s tongue has accumulated various bacteria. Drinking enough water will help to avoid dry mouth symptoms and sleeping with open mouth due to dehydration. If these simple methods do not eliminate the unpleasant odor, you should take your child to the dentist for an examination of the oral cavity for any dental or tooth disease.
Teaching your child about the practice of brushing their teeth well before bedtime can prevent further unpleasant odors. Parents are encouraged to help their children to brush their teeth when they are 7 or 8 years old. Baby teeth should be washed at least twice a day, after breakfast and in the evening before bedtime. Intermediate flossing of the tooth gap should be done once a day, at bedtime, before brushing teeth. It is also important that your child visits dental clinic every six months for an oral health examination.