Hair care and bad breath
Clean hair is one of the best and easiest feel-good things your child can do for themselves. If you teach him or her to wash their hair regularly, s/he’ll always look and feel at least halfway decent!
- Hair follicles produce oil which keeps the hair smooth.
- The scalp contains sweat glands.
- Like the rest of our body, the scalp sheds dead skin cells every day.
- Washing hair regularly will remove the oil, sweat and dead cells, all of which can make the hair greasy and dirty looking.
Bad breath can be caused by a number of things. The most common are:
- Teeth or gum disease – infection related to tooth decay and gum disease can cause chronic bad breath. If you suspect that this may be the cause, take your child to the dentist to have his mouth assessed. Regular flossing and brushing will help improve the state of his teeth as well.
- Morning breath – most people have stale breath in the morning because there has been little saliva made overnight to wash the mouth. Brushing your teeth should quickly solve this problem.
- Something he ate – there are some foods that cause bad breathe. The body rids itself of unwanted chemicals through the lungs and so bad breathe may linger for several hours after eating. No amount of teeth cleaning will fix this one; only time will improve things.
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