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What do it mean when my son's breath smells first thing in the morn?

I've noticed that my son has some terrible morning breath when he gets up. It smells kinda like fish sticks..gross I know, what should I do about this? He's 2 yrs old and I have to hold him down to brush his teeth.

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alicia37863

Asked by alicia37863 at 4:56 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Is he flossing and brushing his tongue? That's where the stink comes from. Make sure does it at nite, and mouthwash too.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 4:58 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Brush his teeth, lol.  Sounds sarcastic but it's not.  My breath doesn't smell like roses when I wake up either, lol.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 4:58 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • If the usual brushing and flossing doesn't work the smell can be from his belly. So after you've eliminated the obvious, the stomache is the next stop.
    neubren3

    Answer by neubren3 at 5:00 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • If he is battling any type of upper respiratory virus, that will also make his breath stinky . . .
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 5:01 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • thanks, I didn't know that. His pediatrician needs their license taken away.
    alicia37863

    Comment by alicia37863 (original poster) at 5:03 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • They have a mouth wash with peroxide that can help with that , also gargling his mouth with peroxide,nasty but works!
    Brandy928

    Answer by Brandy928 at 5:15 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • U don't floss a 2 year olds teeth!!! They only have a few and they r spaced apart!!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 5:21 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Really mouthwash!!! Peroxide!!! The kid is 2!!!!! Way too young for it!!!! Take the child to a doctor there could be something wrong medically.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 5:22 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • PEOPLE THE KID IS 2!!!! NO MOUTHWASH!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 5:23 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • thank you Dancer
    alicia37863

    Comment by alicia37863 (original poster) at 5:24 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

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