Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Expert Advice To Reverse and Remedy Halitosis

The term halitosis is just another name for bad breath. It’s an embarrassing problems suffered by 20 percent of the population. The good news is that there are many ways to treat bad breath and even prevent the problem completely.

Why You Have Halitosis

The simplest way to treat the bother of bad breath is by figuring out its cause. Discover the primary reasons why people have halitosis:

  • Lack of twice-daily brushing
  • Infrequent flossing
  • Failure to visit an affordable dentist twice-a-year for professional check-ups and cleanings
  • Built-up plaque on teeth, gums, and tongue that breeds odorous bacteria
  • Odor-causing foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, and coffee
  • Smoking
  • Dry mouth, which means that there isn’t enough saliva to wash away lingering oral bacteria
  • Mouth infections
  • Medical conditions and medications

Good Ways To Prevent Bad Breath

Halitosis is hard to handle, but it’s easy to avoid by practicing good oral hygiene. Follow these hygiene hints from family dentistry specialists to improve your oral hygiene and keep breath from going bad:

  • Brush well at least twice a day, yet preferably after each time you eat.
  • Use a toothpaste specially formulated for halitosis. Ask your family dentistry clinic for brand recommendations.
  • Floss at least once a day, but preferably after every meal and snack.
  • Rinse daily with an antibacterial mouthwash to kill any hidden bacteria in your mouth.
  • Try using a tongue scraper to remove built-up bacteria on your tongue.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings from an affordable dentist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, 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 Columbia.

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Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
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I have been with Dr. Pahk and Maxine since 2015. Although I haven’t visit in some time, everything from waiting in the room to being seen was exactly how I want to be treated. Both Pahk and Maxine […]
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The dentist took extra care in cleaning my teeth. it had been a few years since my last cleaning. The solution he used to numb my mouth was great. I had two appointments to clean half of my mouth at […]
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The dentist was knowledgeable, confident, and exceptionally friendly and down-to-earth. The office was clean, the staff were clean and professional, and the prices are reasonable.
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Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there smiling. […]
Lou K.
Dr Asher was great, informative and professional. Teeth extraction could not have gone better.
Leo G.
The office is very professional. I have great confidence with my dentist.
Dorothy S.
Dr. Barrow gave me 2 fillings. 1 was about 2 years old and had a snag on it, so it was decided to redo it to prevent bacteria from sitting in the snag and causing more trouble. The 2nd filling was […]
Ekaterini N.
I love my hygienist and assistant. Maxine and Mina are awesome. They educate me on proper dental care and answer my questions. They are always professional, kind and courteous. My wait times are […]
Donella J.
Maxine J is always a pleasure to see! She doesn’t cause me any pain while getting my teeth cleaned. She educated me on proper flossing and brushing. Dr Shahob is also very caring and extremely […]
John T.
The dentist was very attentive and professional. And the hygienist was the same! Couldn’t have been more pleased.
Carla M.
Dr. Wright is very proffesional and was awesome I am giving him personally 5 stars for how he explains what is wrong, what needs to be done, and he is painless he did an amazing job so far have to go […]
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Prompt and courteous service.
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Friendly, professional, competent service
Robert S.
The hygentist I had was excellent and Dr Wright is excellent as well
Margaret M.
because the staff and doctor listened to me and my concerns. they were gentle and i didn’t feel rushed.
Catherine C.
Very nice staff that seem very skilled in all areas.
Rhonda M.
I think Dr. Pak is a special person & has a great rapport with his patients
Charl W.
I was a walk in on August 28th. I was experiencing pain in a molar. Not only did I get a chance to see my doctor, but I was able to get a much needed cleaning taken care of.
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  • 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 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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