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    Default Bad breath in 6 year old

    My DS aged 6 has really bad breath. He had grommets in and adenoids and tonsils out 6 months ago and the breath strangely seems to be worse since then. He hasn't been sick, always is a mouth breather, brushes teeth well twice a day, drinks heaps of water, eats healthy, has a mix of baby and adult teeth. Does anyone have any thoughts or insight ? TIA

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    Do you clean their tongue as this can be a factor contributing to halitosis

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    Hmmm...no ideas, except to say that my LO's get stinky breath when they have a bit of a throat infection but I'm guessing that may not be such an issue since he had his adenoids and tonsils out?

    Is it possible that he has a chronic low grade sinus infection, or reflux?

    The only other thing I can think of is flossing but I can imagine that would be rather challenging at 6yo.

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    Thanks for your replies. We clean his tongue probably twice a week so I might try that a bit more. We haven't flossed yet, not sure if he'll tolerate it but we can start trying.

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    I'd be considering his gut health after the General anesthetic. It totally depletes the good bacteria. Have a look for a good probiotic for kids that he can take daily. I don't think it's his teeth.

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    My 7yo had adenoids and tonsils out in Aug 2015. Her breath has only just got back to normal recently (about 6 months later) her sleep/snoring/aponea/mouth breathing has disappeared. Now just to fix her teeth - which is a result of mouth breathing/palate development....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KitiK View Post
    My 7yo had adenoids and tonsils out in Aug 2015. Her breath has only just got back to normal recently (about 6 months later) her sleep/snoring/aponea/mouth breathing has disappeared. Now just to fix her teeth - which is a result of mouth breathing/palate development....
    Oh so it happened to you guys too? Why do you think it happens post surgery ?

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    The wound takes some time to heal and is lik a scab in the throat (but wet). Im not sure why it took so long though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinachris View Post
    I'd be considering his gut health after the General anesthetic. It totally depletes the good bacteria. Have a look for a good probiotic for kids that he can take daily. I don't think it's his teeth.
    Actually, this is incorrect.

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