Practice Good Dental Care to Avoid Bad Breath

dca-blog_say-bye-bye-to-bad-breath

While bad breath is rather common, it’s also rather embarrassing and probably something you’d rather not face. So the best ways to keep your breath clean and fresh is by maintaining good dental care, making regular visits to an expert in family dentistry, and knowing what’s going to make your breath bad.

When it comes to preventing bad breath, that skinny string of floss can make a huge difference. Flossing on a daily basis can remove the food particles, bacteria, and plaque that lead to breath that’s less than your best. Many studies show a link between a lack of flossing and bad breath. That’s why you need to floss every day, in addition to practicing other good dental care habits like brushing your teeth and rinsing with mouthwash twice a day.

It may sound silly, but saliva is your friend. That’s because plaque is a major cause of bad breath. And since plaque is more likely to build up if you have less saliva, you need to do everything you can to keep that saliva flowing so it washes away that pesky plaque. This means being aware of certain situations that can reduce the amount of saliva in your mouth and lead to bad breath. These include:

First thing in the morning ­– Saliva stops when you sleep, which has led to the notorious term “morning breath.” Yet flossing in the morning will start your saliva back up again.

When you’re hungry or thirsty – There is less saliva produced when there’s been little food or drink in your mouth, so remember to drink enough liquids and eat on a regular basis. If you’re dieting, try chewing gum or using mints to keep bad breath at bay.

After drinking alcohol – Beverages that contain alcohol can contribute to a dry mouth and bad breath, so try to alternate alcoholic drinks with water and floss after a wild night out.

If you practice good dental care and healthy oral hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, you need to talk to an affordable dentist in Virginia and even your doctor to determine if there is a larger problem. Bad breath can sometimes be the sign of a much more serious health issue, ranging from gum disease and strep throat to liver disease, diabetes, or cancer. You need to be proactive to be protected.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Virginia, call Dental One Associates of Virginia today at (855) 979-3337 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 5 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, 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 Virginia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
This was my first visit to a dental office in four years. My last visit at an office here in Fredericksburg was not great - customer service low, and […]
Mario S.
I do recommend this place very nice
Vilma A.
Everyone were so nice and helpful.THANK YOU
Said S.
After many years of not going to the dentist because I could always feel all what was being I finally found a dentist that I don't feel the procedure.
Consuelo A.
Above Average
Shelton Y.
Very gentle, finally got the bridge I've been waiting for....very happy with the care there
Teresa S.
the doctor and staff were REALLY helpful and informative.
Johanna R.
I love this office and Dr. Silva Villara, shevisvthe best. She is very gentle, and concerned about her patient. I am always nervous and apprehensive […]
Sharon M.
Short wait time. Excellent service.
Bradley B.
I had no problems with my most recent visit.
Gerald D.
Amazing, had to pull my wisdom teeth it was done less than 10 mins no pain!! Thank you!!
Christopher M.
Great as always. Since 2005
Jeffrey M.
The Dentist was professional and very gentle. I did not feel one bit of pain. She is the best I have seen in forty years of going to a dentist
Ralph B.
Great visit, friendly and professional staff.
Amy H.
painless and efficient even though tooth could not be saved
Elizabeth W.
I can't remember the name of the DO Associate that cleaned my teeth yesterday. What I can say is that for the first visit to this office, I've not […]
Farren B.
I am someone who is extremely nervous about visiting the dentist, and this appointment was no exception. I was able to make it through having 2 […]
Melissa D.
The surgeon and his assistant tech did a great job and helped me feel at ease
Kathryn C.
Very Prompt Service and Professional
Lisa R.
I was taken in on time ,and the dental work was outstanding.
James W.
Always a great experience no matter how painful the procedure!
Eva A.
As someone who has very sensitive gums and extensive dental needs, I highly recommend the folks at South Riding Dental One Associates. Everyone was […]
Lisa L.
I always enjoy my visits because they my visit pleasant and painless. Thank you
Wanda L.
I always like Dr. Ramasety (spelling). She is very good and wonderful.
Marianne M.
very happy
David G.
Friendly, efficient, very good outcome.
James C.
I was scared yesterday morning to go to the Dentist, but did fine, I had Dr. Beri extract a wisdom tooth, I did not even feel it.
Camille H.
It was an excellent service. Thank you very much Dr. O.
Stella A.
All of the staff and doctor's were very accommodating and pleasant.
Louis S.
They are always very professional and friendly. Love Katrina and Dr. Z
Dinah T.
Great customer service!
Shabana S.
I havent been to a dentist in years, and they made me feel at ease. I was embarrassed to go, but everyone was great. Thank you all so much.
Michael O.
I would give Dental One five stars, but the front desk employees don't even acknowledge your existence upon arrival.
Daniel K.
I am new to the area and was looking for a new Dentist. The staff was very friendly and welcoming upon my arrival. Dr. "Z" took his time to explain […]
Mark H.
Love Dr. Valleru and her staff...don't care much for dental work, but Dr. Valleru is awesome and she puts me at ease...Her staff is friendly and […]
Dana M.
Excellent professional work inserting implant and a rapid painless recovery.
Edward C.
Great service by Doctor and others. The experience was pleasant all around.
Mira N.
The office Customer Service is great and Dr Beri is very patient. So far I am pleased with the service I've received.
Natasha S.
Friendly and kind staff create a fun and relaxed environment, and were also great at dealing with my insurance to make sure I was properly covered […]
Philip F.
Job well done
Diallo H.
Will never look forward to going to the dentist but Manassas Dental One does a good job to minimize the discomfort. I'll probably stay with them […]
John M.
Very nice staff!
Monet J.
Always excellent. Everything was explained and my dental health keeps improving!
Sharon F.
Great team
Angela C.
It was easy to make an appointment with a narrow schedule for me,They did all the work that needed to be done at one sitting. They did a very […]
Richard S.
Katrina was great!
Tori T.
Very good dentist, my case was not an easy one from the start and everything went much smoother than I thought possible.
Thomas M.
This was my first visit after my initial consultation about a month ago. I was told in December (2014) what procedures I would need for a cleaning as […]
Mario S.
Friendly staff & great service!
Karen C.
I've been going to Dental One Associates for a long time. Everyone who works there is very nice. I'll continue to go there for many years and would […]
Holli B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3337