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Medicines for children are usually sugary & flavoured and hence a special oral
and dental care is required if the child is on medication. Not just the teeth
but also tongue needs to be properly cleaned as a curd like white layer is
formed on the tongue. Antibiotics and some asthma medications can cause an
overgrowth of yeast, which can lead to a fungal infection called oral thrush.
Hence, special oral and dental care when the child is taking medicine. Brush
teeth twice a day, use tongue cleaners or soft cotton soaked in warm water to
clean the tongue and mouth.