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Are you trying to figure out the mystery of your bad breath that won’t go away? If so, we have solved the mystery for you! Persistent bad breath is also known as halitosis, and can be treated. To help you understand the causes of your bad breath, our dental team in Wilmington, North Carolina is happy to give you this brief explanation about halitosis.

Halitosis, which is also known as stubborn bad breath, is a condition that causes your breath to smell. When it comes to treating your halitosis, the first step is to always talk to your dentist Dr. Laris Milligan about your cause and treatment options. There are various causes to halitosis. For example, poor dental hygiene is usually the reason bad breath lingers. That is another great example of why brushing and flossing each day is vital to your oral health. Other common triggers include a warning sign of gum disease, dry mouth, smoking or any tobacco use, foods, and some drinks can also cause bad breath.

Luckily, bad breath can be treated successfully if you are dedicated to treating your smile right. If you keep a healthy oral hygiene lifestyle, then you can help fight off this condition. With your dental checkups every six months, you can keep gum disease and other conditions from advancing.

If you would like to come in for a dental cleaning, or have questions about your halitosis, please call us today at 910-799-5000 to set up an appointment. Our friendly dental team always looks forward to helping you with your bad breath and any other oral health questions you may have.