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Smelly metalic odour in breath, regularly brush teeth, changed toothpaste, listerine. Diabetes or high metal toxity?

My 2.5 year old has the worst smelling metallic odor to her breath. I brush her teeth 4 times a day, I switched her toothpaste, I tried listerine , nothing seems to get rid of it. It is the worst when she has just woken up from sleeps or naps. Do I need to be concerned about this? Is that smell a sign of diabetes? High Metal toxicity or something?
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
welcome to HCM forum..
please dont use listerine mouth wash... i would suggest you to not to use any kind of mouth wash...

bad breath can be due to oral, ENT or medical problems...
visit your dentist for complete oral examination... sometime, grossly carious tooth is the source of foul smell...

brushing twice daily with pea sized tooth paste is enough... make sure to brush her teeth AFTER MEALS instead of before meals... make her rinse after every meal... also try to clean her tongue gently by using clean cotton cloth wrapped on your finger... tongue cleaners are advisable at this age...

if still persists, consult general physician to rule out any metabolic disease... also consult ENT specialist also...

hope it will help you..
take care...
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Anshika Taneja's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
i would like to inform you that a child as young as 2.5 years should not be asked to use listerine or any such oral hygiene products due to the risk of getting ingested, which can lead to serious medical complications.
therefore, stop using listerine, brushing teeth twice daily is more than enough for a child.
you can brush your child's teeth with a soft bristle brush, do not use tooth paste more than 2 times in a day and the amount of paste should be pea size.
or rinse mouth with plain water.
if the problem still persists then kindly visit your dentist .
i wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

As you described,your baby is at the age of 2.5 years now,usually in this age foul odour of mouth does not occur.

Please do visit a pedodontist and get clinical evaluation done.

Sinusitis or ear ,throat infection can also cause bad odour.

If symptoms persists,please do visit an ENT specialist too.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi,i read your problem,first thing i will suggest you please brush twice a day only and use a soft bristles brush and stop using mouthwash because of the risk of taken inside by her.and please visit a dentist once and follow all the given instructions.nothing to get worried please follow the given instructions and watch for few days.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would suggest you to take the child to the Child Specialist and get the complete physical evaluation done.
Develop your child a habit of brushing the tooth twice daily with a soft bristle toothbrush.
Maintain a good oral hygiene of your child.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello sharon,
welcome to healthcare magic
visit a dentist soon, self medication and four times brushing are not adviceable. adult mouthwashes are not to be used for young patients under 6yrs.
thank you
Answered: Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. M Hasan's  Response
first you go for rutine urine test(blood test) for KETON Bodies, urine sugar, than post ur qus again with pathological result
Answered: Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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