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Halitosis Treatment in Naples, FL

Bad Breath in Children

Every person has dealt with bad breath at some point in their life, but individuals with halitosis experience this foul-smelling odor much more frequently than most. Halitosis is the clinical term for bad breath and is a condition that is difficult to treat using common aids like mouthwash or breath mints. If your child has abnormally bad breath, it may be time to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist. Dr. Marilyn Sandor is specially trained in pediatric dentistry and will fully evaluate the cause of your child’s bad breath. Call (239) 592-0800 to request an appointment at our pediatric dentistry office in Naples, FL today!

Underlying Health Problems

Halitosis is often the result of other problems within the body, including:

  • Recurring mouth, nose, and throat infections
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Consuming large quantities of sugary foods and beverages
  • Diabetes
  • Gastric reflux
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Dry mouth

Poor dental hygiene practices can also lead to issues with bad breath, as halitosis is a common sign of tooth decay as well as gum disease.

How to Manage Your Child’s Symptoms at Home

It is always advised for individuals to avoid known harmful substances such as tobacco and tobacco products. This will not only reduce your child’s chances of having chronic bad breath, but can also drastically lower your child’s risk of encountering many more serious health conditions such as cancer.

Be sure to have your child follow a regular routine each day to keep their teeth and mouth at optimal health. This includes:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Using a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss twice a day
  • Clean braces and retainers as instructed by Dr. Sandor
  • Thoroughly brush and soak dentures overnight in a disinfecting solution

If none of these healthy habits seem to have any effect on improving your child’s symptoms of halitosis, and all related health concerns have been properly addressed and maintained, then it may be time to visit Naples Pediatric Dentistry for a consultation with one of our providers.

Halitosis Treatment in Naples, FL

First, Dr. Sandor will work to identify the root cause of a patient’s bad breath. The best solution is to first resolve any underlying issues, which should in turn lead to the resolution of any frustrating symptoms linked to the original problem. This diagnostic process typically includes a thorough dental evaluation, and may also necessitate imaging tests of the teeth to look for cavities or other issues beneath the enamel.

Each patient is different, and so there is no one-size-fits-all answer to anyone’s bad breath concerns. The only way to receive appropriate treatment for your child’s unique case is to consult with Dr. Sandor about the potential causes, and then explore effective treatment options that they feel will work best for you.

Request an appointment for your child today!

Call Naples Pediatrics at (239) 592-0800 today to schedule a visit to our local office, or submit a request online using our secure form.