Affordable Bad Breath Appointments in Columbia, MD

Affordable telehealth and in-person dental visits available near you. Save up to 60% on dental care when you book through Sesame - no insurance needed.

Telehealth visit

Randi Berkowitz, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Berkowitz was very courteous and professional, and she showed she cared about me."
  • Available tomorrow
  • $5 MEDS

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Binta Bojang, NP

  • Urgent care

    Telehealth visit

    Larissa Davis, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Larissa Davis was amazing! She addressed all my issues with patience and professionalism and ordered the lab work that I needed to diagnose my current health condition. I'm looking forward to working with her again."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS
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    Telehealth visit

    Edward Poindexter, FNP-BC, FAANP

    • Family medicine
    • "Very professional"
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Nicole Baldwin, NP

    • Urgent care
    • "She was kind, patient and thorough. Will definitely use your service again."
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Ola Onabanjo, FNP-BC

    • Urgent care
    • "Dr. Ola was AWESOME and very informative with great medical advice. Thanks so much for having this remarkable physician on your team."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dawn Drewes, APRN

    • Urgent care
    • "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dr. Yaw Otchere-Boateng, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Chigozie Ohanele, APRN-CNP

    • Adult health
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

    • Family medicine
    • "Dr. Amol Malankar was an excellent physician who was efficient, empathetic and very patient. He will be my go to doctor if I use sesame again. He deserves the highest compliments for his care."
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dr. Spatika Venkatranga, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Elizabeth Johnston, APRN

    • Family medicine
    • "... the provider I saw was extremely understanding, compassionate and helpful."
    • Available today
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dr. Tessa Ndille, DO

    • Emergency medicine
    • "The doctor was amazing!!! So thorough and knowledgeable. Thank you!"
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Ursula White, NP

    • Family medicine
    • "Great and convenient service. Wonderful Practitioner. Very reassuring to be able to have my needs met so easily, during Covid restrictions."
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Jeannie Higgin, FNP-BC

    • Family medicine
    • $5 MEDS

    Telehealth visit

    Dr. Monika Patel, MD

    • Internal medicine
    • Available tomorrow
    • $5 MEDS

    Emergency dental visit

    Aditi Kirpal Dham, DDS

    • Dental
    • 8404 Dorsey Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

      Emergency dental visit

      Terrence Biscombe, DDS

      • Dental
      • 8404 Dorsey Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

        Telehealth visit

        Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD

        • Family medicine
        • "... was great and arranged my prescription with my local pharmacy immediately."
        • 5
        • $5 MEDS

        In-person doctor visit

        Family medicine nurse

        • Baltimore, MD 21230
        • Male
        • 4.7
        • Scheduled by Sesame

        About bad breath

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        Bad breath - also known as halitosis - is a chronic condition that can be caused by several factors. Having stinky breath after eating a garlic-rich meal or in the morning is common and natural. Persistent bad breath, however, may be the result of factors such as:

        - Poor dental hygiene: Food particles can get stuck in between the teeth and will begin to be broken down by bacteria in the mouth. This process can produce a foul smell. The bacterial plaque that forms on teeth as a result of poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so it is especially important that you regularly brush and floss your teeth.

        - Dry mouth: Saliva helps clean your mouth by washing away particles and debris. Because of this, decreased saliva production can lead to bad breath. Decreased saliva production frequently occurs during sleep or as a result of smoking or xerostomia - the medical term for chronic dry mouth. In addition, some medications can cause dry mouth, leading to bad breath.

        - GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease - or chronic acid reflux - causes stomach acid or fluids in the stomach to work their way back into the esophagus, which can result in bad breath.

        - Infections: Gum disease (such as gingivitis) or other infections in the mouth, nose, or throat can cause bad breath.

        - Cancer: Oral cancers and oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the cavity at the back of the mouth) can cause bad breath.

        Bad breath can be embarrassing. In some cases, bad breath may signify the presence of a serious medical condition such as an oral infection, or cancer. If improving your oral hygiene doesn’t help the condition, seek medical attention. Many cases of bad breath can be treated with improved hygiene and dental care, but if the condition is being caused by a medical problem or medication usage, further treatment may be needed.

        Treatment Options
        Below is a list of common treatment options for bad breath. During your appointment, talk to your dental care provider about the treatment plan that’s best for you.
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