Sniff out the Most Common Causes of Halitosis

According to family dentistry experts, a wide range of factors can cause halitosis, which is simply another name for bad breath. Discover the reasons and remedies for this embarrassing dental condition.

Good Reasons for Bad Breath

Are you suffering from bad breath, but unsure of why you have it? Review all of these reasons to learn what’s causing your condition:

  • Poor oral hygiene habits, which can leave bacteria and plaque that emit a foul odor in your mouth
  • Failure to get regular check-ups and cleanings, along with dental procedures, from an affordable dentist
  • Pungent foods and drinks, such as garlic, onions, and coffee
  • Dry mouth due to a decreased flow of saliva, which cleanses away built-up bacteria and food
  • Smoking and other tobacco use
  • Oral infections
  • Some medications
  • Certain medical disorders and conditions

How To Help Halitosis

The way to treat most cases of bad breath is with good oral hygiene. Follow these simple tips to keep your breath at its best:

  • Brush twice a day to remove plaque and food that remains on your teeth.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Brush your tongue to remove built-up bacteria that leads to halitosis.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dry mouth.
  • Go to an affordable dentist at least two times a year for dental check-ups and cleanings.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Have any dental problems treated immediately.
  • Get any post-surgical wounds examined by an affordable dentist.
  • Discuss any medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if these may be causing bad breath.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Northern Virginia, call Dental Associates of Northern Virginia today at (703) 398-1242 or make an appointment.

Dental Associates of Northern Virginia offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Northern Virginia. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Northern Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental Associates of Northern 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 Associates of Northern Virginia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Butts and his staff went out of their way to accommodate me for an appointment with short notice.
Joseph L.
Dr. Legum and the team of Dental Hygienists are very friendly and professional, and provide prompt, excellent service. Their office is clean and has up-to-date equipment, and is located in the Belle […]
Encarnita A.
Dr. Greenspan is fantastic.
Michael D.
Staff friendly, Highly competent hygenist, and Dr. Fishman is excellent
Edward C.
I received an excellent examination from Dr. Lebonitte and cleaning Nicole Charnoubi. The office staff is always polite and efficient. I have no complaints about the dental care I have received from […]
Nancy D.
incredible patient care and treatment. The entire staff was awesome
Richard A.
Love the office. It’s bright and inviting. And the staff is very welcoming. It’s a good community.
Debra T.
Super staff! Extremely accommodating and eager to help. Dr. Leinet is terrific. Explains options clearly and made a terrific referral. I’ve been with a downtown dentist for 10 years. I’ve […]
Anonymous
I like the warm, sterile environment and the professionalism of the staff and medical doctors.
Gwendolyn R.
The respectful and efficient attitude of the staff speaks very highly of their work ethics. The administrative team delivers the sterling performance required to create a great support team making […]
Esther G.
Dr. Pryor is a true professional. He is remarkable at correcting teeth. Borh of my kids and myself are all wearing braces . Could not be happier with our progress and our orthodontist.
Joan (.
Friendly, very capable, kept me informed, worked on time and at a good pace.
John K.
On time appt. greeting by staff was welcoming and made me feel good. My Dr. Was remarkable.
Katherine S.
Dr Choudhary does a great job.
John G.
Excellent service!!
Anetria B.
I am very happy with the two crowns Dr. Fishman did for me – no problem afterward and best fit feeling natural on my gum! Would recommend Dr. Fishman for his excellent crown work.
Anonymous
Dr. Lebonitte and the team at Dental Associates are the best. I am always seen right away. His hygienists are good, and make my cleaning a breeze. I no longer dread going to the dentist. I also did […]
Lauren G.
The office is at a good location, always clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. Dentist is the best, I have been going to him since 1985.
Katie S.
Friendly and efficient staff, good location, punctual.
Ann B.
Service is prompt, courteous, efficient, and excellent work. I have been going to Dr Schecht for many many years, and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks!
Harry M.
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: (703) 398-1242