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
The staff is a very nice and professional. The dentist is very thorough and caring.
Olivia B.
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.
Very relaxing environment. Everyone is professional and friendly.
David P.
Dental assistance and doctor take there time to explain the procedure and during the procedure, the doctor makes sure your comfortable and pain free.
Maria P.
Doc was great. Professional, but a great sense of humor.
Shawn C.
Staff friendly and take me right on time for my appointment !
Karen M.
Real attention to detail in not just solving my dental needs but consideration in finding the best possible treatment options. Dr. Z is excellent in helping someone understand what is going on and […]
Scott F.
Dr. Mittal was amazing! The receptionist was very helpful and so was the insurance manager. Excellent customer service the entire time!
Michelle R.
The professionalism of the Hygienist. She was very through and professional with her work. Found out that she was a Temp at checkout. Impressive!!!!!!
Michelle F.
Great people there. From the front desk to the dentists, they are all just as kind and helpful as they can be.
Margaret S.
Everyone makes me feel at ease
Camille H.
Very pleasant experience and great team!
Lauren L.
I came in with an emergency and they adjusted schedule to take care of it.
William H.
I have been coming to dental one on Smoketown Rd for years the staff there are wonderful. Dr Z and my hygenist is amazing. My daughter also comes here. Thank you Dental One.
Charmaine D.
I look forward to coming in for dental work because of the fine disposition of your doctors and staff…good work, too.
Kenn K.
I hate going to the dentist as it is never a fun experience for me. Everyone is here is so nice and welcoming. The dentist is very kind and thorough with his explanations. The staff was members were […]
Danielle D.
Nice and competent staff. Convenient hours.
Sherigo P.
I have been coming to see Dr. Valleru and her staff a long time. Trust them and believe they are innovative in their techniques.
Teresa H.
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.
Tasha S.
Great and professional service.
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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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (703) 910-5020
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