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A 24-year-old female asked:

My four year old son breath smells like garlic all the time. we brush his teeth, floss and he uses mouthwash and the garlic smell is still there!

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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
Garlic breath: Give him plenty of fluids, avoid spicy food, chewing sugarless gum , brushing his teeth & gargling with antiseptic mouth wash can help, if persisted see his pediatrician & dentist . Chronic nasal congestion or nasal foreign body can cause bad odor too . Good luck.
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Dr. Toshi Hart
Dr. Toshi Hart commented
Dentistry 31 years experience
Mouth breathing due to tongue/lip ties & small jaws can cause odor despite good habits. A pediatric DDS or orthodontist can evaluate & treat. An Oral Myofunctional Therapist help train lips & tongue.
Oct 16, 2021
Last updated Oct 16, 2021


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