Kids with bad breath

Pediatrician Lawrence Kagan, MD, shares advice for parents on the most common causes of a child's bad breath are and what can be done to fix it
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If your child has bad breath, I would be concerned about two things. I would be concerned about their dental hygiene. So do they have gingivitis? Have they seen their dentist, and had their gums cleaned lately? Do they have any dental decay? That can lead to bad breath. And then the second thing I'd be concerned about is reflux. Is the acid content of the stomach making it back into the mouth and somehow causing bad breath? So I would start with your dentist, because I think that's more common an issue in children. And if we don't find that to be a good remedy then I would definitely discuss this with your pediatrician.

Pediatrician Lawrence Kagan, MD, shares advice for parents on the most common causes of a child's bad breath are and what can be done to fix it

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Lawrence Kagan, MD

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Lawrence Kagan, MD, FAAP, is a UCLA honors graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He received medical training at USC Keck School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to passionately studying neonatal, general pediatric and adolescent medicine at CHLA, he had the opportunity to train under some of the greatest minds in subspecialty pediatrics, diagnosing and managing the rarest and most complicated childhood ailments. Prior to opening Westside Pediatrics, he worked as an attending physician at the CHLA Emergency Department as well as at Cedars Sinai Urgent Care. Dr. Kagan is a native of Los Angeles and is happily married with two children.

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