What are the cures for bad breath?
Before it leads to major problems, help your child fight against bad breath now. The first step to help your child is by taking action. Your dentist at Tooth Fairy can help with some home remedies that will be mentioned below.
As we spoke about in part 1, the causes of bad breath, hydration plays a big role against that. Bad breath is mainly caused by dry mouth. Your child should be having small sips of water throughout the day to keep your child as well as his/her mouth hydrated.
There are food that can help eliminate bad breath like cucumber, yogurt, apples and oranges.
- Cleaning your tongue
Cleaning your tongue is just as important as brushing your teeth. Use your child’s toothbrush, made for kids, to show them how to brush their tongue. Make it a habit to brush their tongue at least twice a day. Brushing your tongue can help stop bacteria from building up.
Brushing your child’s teeth at least twice a day will help. Brushing after every meal will help stop bacteria from building up in your child’s gums and teeth. Flossing plays a big role as well as making sure that your child does not have bad breath. Food may be stored between the teeth that a brush may not reach causing bad breath.