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What causes fishy smelling breath in a child?

My three year old daughter seems well but has fishy smelling breath! What could this be please? It has been like this for about a month now. I clean her teeth at least twice a day including scrubbing her tongue, but the smell comes back within about ten mins of cleaning them.
Thu, 22 May 2014
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Hello
I hv read your query.bad smell from mouth or halitosis is mostly due to certain substance peoduced by bacteria present in plaque. it is very imp to maintain a good oral hygiene. as u said u brush her teeth twice dats gud bt is ur method of brushing proper.use of mouthwash is also suggested thrice daily.visit a dentist to find out the condition of the teeth and gums.is dere any presence of plaque.
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Dr. Shesh
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What causes fishy smelling breath in a child?

Hello I hv read your query.bad smell from mouth or halitosis is mostly due to certain substance peoduced by bacteria present in plaque. it is very imp to maintain a good oral hygiene. as u said u brush her teeth twice dats gud bt is ur method of brushing proper.use of mouthwash is also suggested thrice daily.visit a dentist to find out the condition of the teeth and gums.is dere any presence of plaque. Hope this ans helps Regards Dr. Shesh