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My daughter is 12 years old and her breath smells , please suggest remedy

Hi, my daughter is 12 years old and her breath smells very bad in the mornings what could it be she is disabled amy my dulghter has a growth disorder and tipe 1 dibectic told on thursday but he breath has been bad befor this is just not nice for her at school is bad bacouse the kids at school are nasty to her
Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad breath usually occurs due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, Diabetes, systemic conditions.

I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get complete mouth scaling and polishing done.
Take antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Clean her mouth after every meal.
Teach her to clean her tongue with a soft bristle toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
Develop a habit of brushing her teeth twice daily.

Hope this helps out,

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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
bad breath may be due to various reasons including poor oral hygiene , ENT infecction , sinusitis etc
among these poor oral hygiene is the most common because other causes of breath are mostly associated with other symptoms including pain
so what i would suggest is that you visit your dentist and get your daughters teeth cleaned
in the mean while you can ask her to do following
1.luke warm saline rinses 3-4 times daily
2.antiseptic mouthwash after breakfast and remind her not to eat anything for atleast half an hour after the mouthwash
3.also make her brush her teeth before going to bed after dinner
following all these ,its most probable that problem will be solved
if not than you may have to visit your nearby ENT specialist
hope this helps
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Foul smelling breath can be due to-

Poor oral hygiene maintenance.

Throat infection.



Please do visit a dentist and get scaling done.

If symptoms persists,please do visit an ENT specialist.

Take care.

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Anonymous's  Response

Hi... High blood sugars can cause bad breadths.. You need to midify her diet. Avoid chocolates and sweets.. Twice brushing of teeth will help controlling bad breadth alng with dhlorhexidine mouth gargles.. Get a dental check up done to look for any dental caries.   Follow with the measures for proper diabetic control as advised by you doctor...

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