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Here at Michael D. Doty, D.D.S. in Abingdon, Virginia, we understand how embarrassing it can be to suffer from bad breath, also known as halitosis. With so many holidays approaching, it can be embarrassing when you meet with your friends or family with bad breath. That is why our team has provided you with information on the causes of halitosis, and the way to treat it.

Halitosis is caused by a number of reasons. These reasons include:

· Bacteria
· Dry mouth
· Gum disease
· Foods
· Tobacco use
· Some medical conditions

With a wide range of causes, it may be difficult to pinpoint the specific trigger which is causing your bad breath. Yet, the good news is there are many ways you can treat halitosis, and reverse this nasty bad breath experience. These ways include:

· Brushing and flossing regularly
· Using mouthwash regularly
· Making sure to care and brush your tongue
· Sugar-free gum to keep saliva producing
· Stopping tobacco use
· Receiving your dental cleaning visits at least twice a year

If you would like to learn more how to fight this frightening condition, please call our office today at 276-628-6251 to set up a consultation. We are happy to help you with any of your oral health questions or concerns you may have. So, don’t stress about spooking away your friends this holiday season, call us today and let us lead you back to positive oral health today!