We all get bad breath from time to time – none of us can escape it. The thought of getting close to someone only to have them recoil from your breath is embarrassing at the least. When children have bad breath, it can subject them to humiliation at the hands of their peers, and cause them unnecessary emotional trauma.
Foods can temporarily cause bad breath, but this resolves as soon as the odor-causing food leaves your child’s system. Onions and garlic are common causes of bad breath, but within a day the problem will disappear.
There are many other causes of bad breath – some temporary and benign – and some more serious. Here are some of the more common causes: