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    Default 4 yr old with really bad breath - help!

    What can I do??

    Some days it is so bad I can smell it when I am in the front seat of the car and he is in the back. Even my 6 yr old is now commenting on it.

    What could be causing it?? Can it be treated?? Should I take him to see the GP???

    Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with something similar before??

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    PS. He has ASD but does brush his teeth every night. His diet is limited but I would not say so badly to cause bad breath?? Every other aspect of his health seems ok....

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    I just saw something on the tele where a child had a pea stuck up her nose and it had gone rancid and was causing a bad smell. Is this a recent or long term thing? Probably worth getting checked out by a GP.

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    It has been on and off for a year or so (as much as I have noticed anyhow).

    But will keep that in mind! Thanks!

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    Default 4 yr old with really bad breath - help!

    Is he a thumb sucker? Apparently that can generate bacteria in the mouth which causes a bad smell.

    I looked into it recently because my 2 year old has had the same thing but it seems to only linger for a day here and there and hasn't been noticeable lately.

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    Default Re: 4 yr old with really bad breath - help!

    Try taking him to a dentist perhaps? If he's a willing patient...but a gp might be the cheaper option.

    If his sibling is noticing it, it could be affecting his social relationships.

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    Nah he doesn't suck his thumb & never has.

    That's what I worry about - what other kids will start to say to him. He has enough trouble in that department already!

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    Default 4 yr old with really bad breath - help!

    This is a bit of a wild guess but could it have something to do with his tonsils? Maybe a trip to the GP to check out his nose and throat.

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    Hi,

    My little man had bad breath too. The dentist got me to buy an electric tooth brush last year and he has never had it again. Not sure that will help but my little man likes to brush his tongue with it too which I know helps a lot.

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    You know peasmum, it could be something like that. He always gets swollen glands at the side of his neck and he is unable to tell me when he is feeling sick or his throat is sore, so that is one possible thing I will look in to! Thanks!

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    I could try an electric toothbrush but I don't like my chances - he has had sensory issues with his mouth and even brushing his teeth took us over 3 years to do! But if all else fails....


 

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