Your Riverside Children’s Dentist: Bad Breath

toothbrushboyAre you worried because your child has bad breath but you cannot seem to do anything to make it fresh again? Rest assured, this is a common concern and we are here to help. Your Riverside children’s dentist will explain causes of bad breath, how to combat it, and what to do when your efforts don’t seem to be working. Consider easy-to-follow suggestions and before you know it, your little one’s breath will be back to normal.

It Could Be The Food

Does your child have a pretty consistent diet? You might want to do a little detective work to find out if you are giving your little one something pungent (or if an ingredient, such as garlic is causing the smelly breath). If so, your Riverside children’s dentist suggests making a change to see if the problem clears up.

It Could Be Dental Hygiene

If your little one is missing a brushing or flossing session or if the dental hygiene sessions aren’t very thorough, the bad breath may be the result of bacterial accumulation. Make sure brushing is happening twice a day (for two minutes each time) and that your son or daughter flosses daily. Need help? Just let us know.

It Could Be Dry Mouth

Your Riverside children’s dentist reminds you that dry mouth (when saliva isn’t flowing like usual or is drying up) can lead to bad breath. This oral health concern might happen if your child is congested or is taking certain medications. Re-hydrate with sips of water when possible!

When All Else Fails, Come In!

When you’re having trouble pinpointing the underlying cause, your Riverside children’s dentist reminds you to schedule a visit, so we can help.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.