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<p>My 19mo DS has bad breath regularly. It's always the same smell. We brush at night with water. He's never been sick. Not currently teething. I have read some old thread that mention tooth decay or sinus problems or something stuck in the nose as the culprit. It doesn't seem like any of those are the case unless it is tooth decay that I cannot see.</p>
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<p>Any other ideas? We've been talking to his ND about his blocked tear duct, and some skin irritation around his mouth. Not sure if they could be related so I thought I'd mention it. He was bf until about 17 1/2 mo, drinks a good bit of raw milk. Could it be dairy breath since I'm not really able to brush his tongue?  I personally think my breath would be awful were it not for brushing the tongue...</p>
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<p>ETA: I found an article online that lists some causes, and one is dehydration. I'm wondering if this could be it. He doesn't drink very much water. Like, probably not even 8oz in one day. <span><img alt="bag.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif"> I have noticed the last couple of days that his lips seem dry. Anyone else find that to be the case with their toddler or child?</span></p>
 
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