Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Say Good Riddance To Bad Breath

The clinical name for bad breath is called halitosis, but no matter what it’s called, it plagues millions around the world. To help you avoid the bane of bad breath, follow this expert advice.

Common Causes of Bad Breath

According to experts in family dentistry, bad breath can be blamed on a number of factors, from dental hygiene to daily habits. But the most frequent reasons for halitosis include:

  • Pungent foods such as garlic, onions, and exotic spices
  • Improper oral hygiene at home
  • Failure to get regular professional dental care from an affordable dentist
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Dry mouth
  • Oral infections
  • Medical problems, such as sinus infections, cancer, kidney disorders, liver diseases, and more
  • Certain medications

Eight Ways To Handle Halitosis

Bad breath can be a burden, but experts in family dentistry say there are ways to make bad breath better and even prevent the problem. Try these dental care tips to help halitosis:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal.
  2. Floss daily.
  3. Brush your tongue to remove the bacteria and odors that cause bad breath.
  4. See an affordable dentist for twice-yearly check-ups and cleanings.
  5. Treat any existing dental problems.
  6. Stop smoking or using tobacco.
  7. Avoid dry mouth by drinking water throughout the day to rinse any odor-causing bacteria.
  8. Discuss your medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if they’re contributing to your case of bad breath.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Owings Mills, call Valley Dental Associates today at (443) 898-1240 or make an appointment.

Valley Dental Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Owings Mills. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Valley Dental Associates, 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 Valley Dental Associates.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Tough procedure performed without pain and in a very pleasant manner.
Charles S.
I called today with a dental emergency at 11:00AM. I was given an appointment 2 hour later. I am now without the extreme pain! Thanks to Norma & Dr […]
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Very good experience for my first visit
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Outstanding staff and services
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Excellent experience!
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Dr. Gorman and his staff are awesome. Always friendly, always communicative, and they're always willing and able to answer my questions.
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Because of sinus problems, I have been anxious about dental visits for many, many years. However, Dr. Stewart, Dr. Kleinman, the Big O, Rico and the […]
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Excellent cleaning
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Very professional staff.
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The dental service was excellent!
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Matthew made me feel comfortable. He was positive and cleaned my teeth quickly.
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Dr. Stewart was excellent.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Weitzman for several years now and I have nothing to say but thank you for the excellent service rendered to me and also […]
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I am always treated so well by the staff, dental assistant and especially the dentist! In the past, I avoided seeing the dentist because my teeth […]
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Dr Weitzman has my highest recommendation.
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Every one was very pleasant, and nice .and took good care of me .
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No one would think going to a dentist is fun especially with serious dental problems. But the dedication, concern and competence of Dr. Weizman and […]
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My visit is always great!!! The best Dentist office I have ever been to!!!!
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I called for an emergency appointment , and I was seen right away.
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This has been the best office i've ever been to. Even better than other doctors i.e optometrist, general doctor, etc. It is never crowded. There is a […]
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The staff and provider were excellent
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Dr. Gorman did an excellent job of diagnosing and treating my tooth problem.
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I am a life long patient with Valley and will remain so, whomever helps me is always aweesome.
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The care taken was really impressive and they are really good in doing a complete oral check up
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Amit Y.
The front desk was very welcoming. The hygienist was very epithetical and made sure I was comfortable with the process. The dentist was very open and […]
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Complex appointment made as pleasant as possible by dentist and assistant.
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Dr. Michael Weitzman and his staff are the absolute best. I've been going to Valley Dental for many years and never disappointed in service and […]
Jerome G.
mat was very pleasant, efficient and thorough. this is my second time with him and I have scheduled my next cleaning with him . Norma and Dr. […]
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Dr. Stewart and Octavia were so wonderful to me. I have such anxiety when I go to the dentist and they both made me feel so at ease. Octavia even […]
Veronica W.
I was able to get an appt very easily. All staff that I interacted with were very friendly and courteous. I don't like going to the dentist and they […]
Sharon L.
Dr. Gorman is great!
Barton S.
No waiting. Staff was very attentive. Dr. Gorman explained every step of the procedure he was performing and what I should expect next.
Mark P.
I am more then please with my experience with Valley Dental.
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My experience was great , i came in for a root canal , and was a little nervous about the pain , but Dr. Gorman and his asistant was the best ,i felt […]
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Service was great and professional. People were friendly.
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Jane G.
Dr. Weitzman and his colleagues are truly excellent - very skilled and quick, and on top of all aspects of dental care. I am usually someone who […]
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The staff was really helpful and compassionate.
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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 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (443) 898-1240
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