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8 yr old with bad breath

so for quite awhile now ive been noticing my daughter has had bad breath ive taken her to the dentist her doctor, weve changed her eating habits a little, not sure where to go from here

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Asked by angelnina8715 at 12:39 AM on Oct. 3, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Does she seem to always have a dry mouth?

    Answer by Cmekjfink5 at 12:45 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • she doesn't seem too

    Comment by angelnina8715 (original poster) at 12:47 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • Maybe you should have a doctor check her out. I know if my 8 yr old daughter doesn't brush good.. She has bad breath.

    Answer by Cmekjfink5 at 12:58 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • she brushes good, flosses, mouth wash and the dentist says her teeth are great

    Comment by angelnina8715 (original poster) at 12:59 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • Does she brush he tongue?


    Answer by louise2 at 6:06 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • Have you talked to the dentist about her breath?

    Answer by missanc at 6:48 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • What does she eat, does she drink enough water? Does she have large tonsils? Can you teach her to gargle? I know that someone with large tonsils can harbor bacteria around them, so it might be wise to teach her how to gargle.
    One other thing, do other people notice? I have a very strong "smeller", so maybe it isn't as bad as you think?

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 10:50 AM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • I assume you stand and watch her brush her teeth?
    Some children hate brushing their teeth. They will stand there the entire time and not even turn on the water. If you notice no water is running they will stand there with the water running. If you mention the toothbrush isn't wet they will wet it or tell you that the teacher said to blow dry the toothbrush after.... etc I suggest you watch her do it and hang her privacy (which is anoth thing that is pulled )

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:24 PM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • My dentist told me that bad breath can often come from the stomach. Maybe a child dose of antacid? My son has really bad breath in the mornings.

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 3:26 PM on Oct. 3, 2013

  • Does she have seasonal allergies? I guess the doctor would've seen that, but my kids have seasonal allergies and will have sinus breath if they aren't taking their allergy meds when needed.

    Answer by HHx5 at 3:39 PM on Oct. 3, 2013

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