Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill
6196 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 650, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Handle Halitosis with Good Oral Hygiene

Halitosis is the medical name for bad breath. It’s a problem that plagues millions of people, and you may be surprised to learn its connection to dental health.

How Dental Health Affects Halitosis

Good oral hygiene does more than keep your smile looking good, it is also essential for good breath and dental health. According to family dentistry experts, food particles that stay in your mouth breed bacteria around your teeth, gums, and tongue. If not removed, this can develop into plaque, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath.

Remedies To Reduce Bad Breath

There are many ways to control halitosis or stop it from ever starting. Bad breath can be reduced or prevented if you practice good oral hygiene. Use these trusted tips to bid bye-bye to bad breath:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day to remove food particles and plaque on your teeth and gums.
  • If possible, try to brush after every meal and snack.
  • Brush your tongue to scrape away built-up bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months or after an illness.
  • Floss at least once a day.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash in the morning and at night.
  • See your affordable dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings and check-ups to detect other dental problems that may be causing halitosis.
  • Stop smoking and using tobacco products.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth moist and rinse away any food particles and bacteria on your teeth.
  • Discuss any medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if they may contribute to bad breath.
  • Have any dental problems treated by an affordable dentist to keep them from developing into larger dental problems.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Oxon Hill, call Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill today at (240) 766-8568 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Absolutely welcoming staff, I suffer from dental anxiety and the staff’s vibrant personalities made me forget!
Marckea M.
Great Customer Service.
Cassandra B.
My whole family goes here for dental and ortho. The staff is wonderful. Professional. Courteous. ON TIME usually. Great magazines (I’ll bring back that Elle mag with Rihanna on the cover real […]
Michelle E.
Great service, felt very comfortable.. staff very friendly and they let you know what you owe ahead of time..
Iyesha T.
My comfort level with Dr. Gant’s ability and knowledge of my dental needs. The professionalism of the staff. The cleanliness of the office, equipment, and supplies used during my visit.
Kimberly B.
The cleaning was not only great but the employee Wes so knowledgeable about what I should be doing and how to take better care of my teeth between appointments.
Lamar B.
The staff is friendly and helpful. The make you feel welcomed and ensure you are comfortable.
Janell K.
Staff was ready when I arrived and very polite and professional.
Winston L.
The hygienist gave me the best cleaning I have ever had. She removed sightly plaque and brown spots from my teeth. The plaque had been there since my last cleaning 6 months prior from another dentist […]
Stephanie D.
Very professional. Stephanie was most helpful.
Zayd R.
Great customer service. Very knowledgeable personnel. Took the time to answer all of my questions.
Donnell S.
The experience I received of the knowledge the dentist have. Dr. Stephen Gaut has gaven me the information that I didn’t know about from my previous dentist.
Patricia L.
My dental hygienist is very thorough and making sure that I get the best treatment.
Josefina B.
I have been coming to this office for over 3 years. I got my braces done here. In addition, I got bridge work and two implants at this office. I love the office atmosphere! It’s a personable […]
Mark S.
I received excellent customer service. My appointments were scheduled and I was seen at the time of my appointments. The technicians, specialists, and doctor explained what was about to happen, […]
Theresa B.
The team is always helpful and friendly. I appreciate the excellent customer service from all the staff, from reception to my hygienist.
George G.
Great services, nice people, great environment to be in, hello it’s a dentist lol
Roland P.
Cheeri was awesome!
Imani M.
We’ve been customers for 5 years. Excellent customer service and excellent dental care. Highly recommended.
Genesis W.
The customer service is extremely excellent
Elaine T.
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
  • Monday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (240) 766-8568
Our Location