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Do you have bad breath? If so, we have good news for you! Your bad breath can be treated, and understanding the cause can be a key to overcoming it. Here at Miller & Simarro Dental Care in Antioch, California, we have provided you with some information on why you may have bad breath.

Halitosis, which is also known as persistent bad breath, is an oral health condition that causes your breath to smell. When it comes to correcting your halitosis, the first step is to always talk to your dentists Drs. Miller and Simarro, about your cause and treatment options. There are many different causes. For example, poor dental hygiene is usually the first reason bad breath lingers. That is another reason why brushing and flossing every day is vital to your oral health. Other triggers also include a warning sign of gum disease, dry mouth, smoking or any tobacco use, foods and spices, and some drinks can also cause bad breath.

The good news is, bad breath can be treated and overcome if you are dedicated to treating your smile right. If you keep an excellent oral hygiene routine, then you can help fight off this condition. With your dental cleanings and checkups every six months, you can also keep gum disease and other conditions from advancing into more serious situations.

If you would like to come in for a dental checkup, or if you still have questions about your halitosis, please call us today at 925-754-6020 to set up an appointment. Our caring staff looks forward to helping you with your bad breath and any other oral health questions you may have.