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What are some reasons for really bad breath in a child with no teeth cavities?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics
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In brief: Halitosis

Sinusitis, adenoiditis, foriegn body in nose and gerd would all be possibilities.

In brief: Halitosis

Sinusitis, adenoiditis, foriegn body in nose and gerd would all be possibilities.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Oral hygiene

My first concern is a foreign body in the nose -- a rotting bean.
Don't worry how it may have gotten there, kids are kids. Most bad breath in adults and children is due to decaying crud in the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system.

In brief: Oral hygiene

My first concern is a foreign body in the nose -- a rotting bean.
Don't worry how it may have gotten there, kids are kids. Most bad breath in adults and children is due to decaying crud in the mouth, between the teeth or on the tongue. A good dental flossing with running it over the back of the tongue cures most of these. If it does not, look for a problem in the upper aerodigestive system.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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