Dental One Associates of Woodbridge
14520 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

How Good Dental Habits Help Halt the Bad Breath of Halitosis

Did you know that the medical name for bad breath is halitosis? Millions suffer from this condition, but few are aware of its direct connection to dental health and hygiene.

The Impact of Dental Health on Halitosis

In addition to keeping your smile attractive, good oral hygiene habits can protect your dental health. Family dentistry experts warn that a lack of regular dental hygiene can harm both your breath and your health. That’s because lingering food particles in your mouth breed bacteria on your teeth, gums, and tongue. If you don’t remove this bacteria every day, it can develop into plaque, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and very bad breath.

How To Beat Bad Breath for Good

The good news about bad breath is that you can stop it and even prevent it with proper oral hygiene habits. Use these simple strategies to handle halitosis with ease:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal and snack.
  • Brush your tongue, to scrape away built-up bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush about every three months or after you’ve been sick.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash daily.
  • Get twice-a-year check-ups and cleanings at an affordable dentist.
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth moist and rinse away any food particles and bacteria on your teeth.
  • Discuss any medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if they may contribute to bad breath.
  • Have any dental problems treated by an affordable dentist to keep them from developing into larger dental problems.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Woodbridge, call Dental One Associates of Woodbridge today at (703) 910-5020 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Woodbridge. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Woodbridge, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Woodbridge.

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Patient Reviews
Doctors and techs were great with my son!
Hunter F.
It’s always a pleasant experience. The staff is very courteous and they go out their way to make sure I am comfortable and informed of all my dental care options.
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Friendly welcoming atmosphere, and excellent care provided by your dental assistant, Macie.
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Great interaction with the staff.
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Customer service. From the minute I walked in, everyone was friendly and helpful. The dental assistant, as well as the gum specialist, was knowledgeable and explained everything clearly, and answered […]
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Dental One Associates of Woodbridge definitely gets the highest rating from me, in every aspect of their practice! The entire staff is warm, friendly and very professional. My first visit was over 15 […]
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Easy appointment and dentist explained everything
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Terrified of the dentist due to a bad experience. Dr. Z and Rhea made me feel so at ease and the staff members were just as great. I only wish I had found your office much sooner. I will definitely […]
Linda W.
The clinic was professional and efficient for what I needed them to do.
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Excellent customer service
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Anthony J.
Everyone there is always so kind and easy to work with.They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable while you are there.
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The staff at this location, are very professional, friendly &most helpful.Dr Vallaru is the Best!!!
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I had an extraction done. The treatment and care was nothing less then excellent. Dr. Z and his staff are some of the best.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (703) 910-5020
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