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My 4 y.o. daughter has very bad breath in the morning.. Any tips...

She Brushes in the morning after lunch and bedtime..

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Sep. 10, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Brush as soon as she gets up. Use mouth wash too.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 6:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • go check on her during the night a few times and see if she is a mouth breather. my son is and that is why his morning breath is awful
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:47 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • FYI there is no mouthwash recommended for a 4 yr old. A few are 6+ most are 8+ though
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:49 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • Normal, we all have bad breath in the morning.. Thing is we can't smell our own.. You can add flossing at bedtime to get any food out to help, if its really bad all day.. time for a dentist trip.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 6:50 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • I would take her to the dentist to see if she has any cavities. Also, see what the dentist suggests.
    mommytomyson

    Answer by mommytomyson at 6:56 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • She may be dehydrated
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:58 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • Make sure she brushes her tongue!! And try a good mouthwash - we use Crest or Scope!! Plus, have her drink a lot of water!! G L
    isismoon3

    Answer by isismoon3 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • does she swallow tooth paste? maybe have her switch to adult tooth paste.. i know that unless i brush with arm n hammer with baking soda my mouth reeks!!
    flowersmama

    Answer by flowersmama at 7:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • Sometimes bad breath has nothing to do with the mouth and everything to do with the stomache, does she have any stomache problems, sensitivities to foods?
    xo_charleigh_ox

    Answer by xo_charleigh_ox at 8:14 PM on Sep. 10, 2011

  • I would suspect she's mouth breathing. You could try using a nasal saline spray before bed to clear her nose, and see if that helps any.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 7:32 AM on Sep. 11, 2011

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