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.

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Patient Reviews
I was well satisfied with my diagnosis.
Hildegarde F.
Just went for a hygienist appointment. I had the best visit! No cavities and my teeth feel great. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Joanne P.
Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit appointment […]
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I had my first appointment here last week, based on a recommendation. I was so pleased with the visit. The staff was friendly and professional, and I was taken back almost immediately. Dr. Gorman […]
Regina R.
Jennifer, my hygienist is wonderful! She was so gentle I barely knew she was there lol Great experience!!!
Stephanie J.
The services are always stellar.
Kody T.
Clean friendly.Dr. Gorman has been there for a long time. I trust him.
April S.
The only dentist office I’ve been to in my life. Everyone is so great and helpful. Very pleasant place.
Loren I.
I am very satisfied with the service I receive. Always courteous and conscientious of my dental care.
Ray H.
I really liked the atmosphere along with how knowledgeable everyone was at this dental office.
Avril B.
Everyone is so nice. The hygienist I had (Matt) was very patient with me, and cleaned my teeth gently. He was very personable. Dr. Gorman is always friendly, knows I don’t care to come to dentist […]
Michele S.
It was the most thourough dental examination I have ever had. Everyone has a great bedside manner.
Michelle C.
I trust my dentist completely.
Barry M.
Amazing staff
Charlotte T.
Primary reason is Matt (dental hygienist), who is always very thorough, very detail-oriented and a pleasant person to be around. Second reason is Dr. Gorman and his staff who have always been very […]
Michael S.
Excellent service, from front desk to the dental chair.
Lacretia C.
Great experience today. Very professional and courteous staff. Front desk receptionist Cheryl and Hygentist Jennifer were the best. Can’t leave out Dr. “G” he has a way of putting a smile on […]
Karen W.
Dr. Challagulla is AWESOME!!! I had my first root canal and it was better than expected. A day later and I feel no pain. Thank you guys!!!!
Tyesha H.
The friendly environment and wait time is awesome.
Cameron J.
I have been going to this particular dental office practically all my life. My kids and husband also receive dental care here. I trust them with my and my family’s teeth.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 8:30 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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