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causes of smelly breath in children

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
Definate possibility: Bacteria cause smelly breath so sinus/ nose infection resulting in swollen turbinates can be a cause. See an ENT dr.
Dr. Richard Davidson
50 years experience Periodontics
If infected: Swollen turbinate is likely caused by an infection, which is frequently smelly. See your ENT specialist.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bad breath: Also called halitosis, can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, nose, sinuses, throat, stomach, & rarely liver or kidney or diabetes.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Varies: 1. Poor hygiene. I am not saying you are not brushing right, but there is the possibility that your home care is not adequate. Are you flossing, ri ... Read More
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Halitosis. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be warning signs of gum disease. Dry mouth (xerostomia) can also cause bad breath. If ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
BAD BREATH: Not all the time.Make sure he brush his teeth regularly and check for infection.
Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes, sometimes. This may be due to an abscess formation under one or more of those baby teeth, or may be - sinusitis. One of the frequent reasons for ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infec ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Several things: There are many causes for bad breath. Among the more common are gingivitis (inflammed or infected gums), possibly from poor brushing and flossing, and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria on tongue: Bad breath is most often produced by bacteria in at the back of the tongue. The stomach rarely results in bad breath except when there are specific di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Bad breath: The most common reason for bad breath is gum disease and tooth decay. This can be treated. Other causes are sinus infections, allergies, metabolic di ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Lots of things: Gum disease, tooth decay, gastric reflux, poor oral hygiene, tonsillar stones are the more common culprits.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
45 years experience Dentistry
Gums, teeth, food: If stomach problems or disease is not an issue, then bad breath is often caused by gum disease. Daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental clean ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Several: Most common: tooth infections, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, gastric reflux.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria: The most common cause of bad breath is the bacteria that live between the papillae of the tongue. Stomach disorders can also add nasty odors to the m ... Read More
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