Bad breath can be an issue for children and young adults. Alcohol based mouthwashes may actually compound the problem.
An evaluation by the dentist will include examining the tongue, reviewing homecare for the removal of odor causing bacteria, and check for decay and/or infected teeth. The dentist will also check for infected tonsils, postnasal drip, and certain odors that can indicate medical issues.
Do not hesitate to ask your child’s dentist if you notice or suspect any breath problems.