Ramapo Dental Care
29 N Airmont Rd, Suite 2, Suffern, NY 10901

Refreshing Remedies for Halitosis

If you have halitosis, you’re not alone, because millions suffer from bad breath. Fortunately, you can easily stop halitosis with the following expert tips.

Brush and Floss Daily

According to family dentistry experts, brushing and flossing are the two most effective ways to reduce or prevent halitosis. See, failing to practice these oral hygiene basics can cause food and plaque to remain on your teeth and gums, which results in bad breath and serious dental problems. Make sure to brush and floss for two to three minutes at a time at least twice a day.

Scrape Your Tongue

Your tongue tends to collect oral bacteria, which can cause bad breath if not removed. By brushing your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper, you can remove this bacteria and avoid halitosis.

Rinse with an Antibacterial Mouthwash

Boost your daily oral hygiene routine with an antibacterial mouth rinse that helps reduce plaque and freshen breath.

Choose Healthy Foods and Drinks

You know that pungent foods such as garlic and onions can cause bad breath, but did you know that choosing healthy foods can help you avoid halitosis? Try to include these in your daily diet to keep your breath at its best:

  • Dark greens and a rainbow of vegetables
  • Fruit of all kinds
  • Proteins such as fish, poultry, lean meats, beans, and nuts
  • Whole grains

Drink Enough Water

Family dentistry experts say that one of the simplest ways to reduce halitosis is simply by drinking water throughout the day. That’s because it helps rinse away lingering food in your mouth, which attracts odor-causing bacteria. It also keeps your mouth moist to prevent a case of dry mouth, which is a common side effect of some medical conditions and medications.

Go for Professional Dental Visits

Just as important as healthy oral hygiene at home is seeing an affordable dentist twice a year for professional check-ups and cleanings. See, many cases of bad breath are caused by serious dental issues. If you experience any of these problems, have them treated right away by an affordable dentist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Suffern, call Ramapo Dental Care today at (845) 512-1219 or make an appointment.

Ramapo Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Suffern. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Ramapo Dental Care, 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 Ramapo Dental Care.

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Ramapo Dental is wonderful. I have been coming here since I was a kid and now I take my kids (34 years in all). I live in Brookyn. And travel 1.5 hours to get here!!! Lonnie and Denise are wonderful […]
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I visited Ramapo Dental care due to a deep root canal and I was immediately accommodated in their busy schedule as soon as I said that I was in pain. Signing up and registering with them was very […]
Indraneil J.
Why this isn’t your average Dental Practice… Growing up I had some pretty miserable experiences at the dentist, from shoddy work to work that didn’t need to be performed. I never liked going to […]
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My husband, 10 year old son and I have been patients of Ramapo Dental Care for quite a long time. We couldn’t be happier with Carol, our hygienist. She’s fantastic and always keeps our minds off […]
Teresa C.
I’ve been coming here for about 10 years now and it’s always been a pleasure going to the dentist. My hygienist Lonnie is amazing and both Drs. Gusmano and Chichetti are top notch. Robyn and the […]
Matthew S.
Thank you for taking care to my situation as a forener. Thank you for the service & explanation about what I have to do next.
Yacob G.
Been coming to Ramapo Dental for years. Always very accommodating, with a wonderful front desk. Make sure to ask for Lonnie or Denise!
Tim M.
Everyone here is professional, welcoming and talented. I always know I will get the best of care.
Karen N.
Ramapo Dental has a terrific staff at the front and I am always pleased with the care and treatment that I get there. They are very thorough and on time and caring. I am glad that they are my […]
Daniel K.
The office and the staff were very professional. Looking forward to my next cleaning.
Doreen S.
It was the best dental experience I’ve ever had.
Mayra S.
This place is amazing! No long waits, super friendly too. I had a bad history with dentist not being able to numb me right before doing a filling. I went here and the Dr. I had made me feel […]
Infinity G.
My family and I have been here for several years and always had a great experience. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating, I always feel welcomed. They’re also very quick, efficient, […]
Hyesoo K.
I have been going to Ramapo Dental for over 30 years and have never had a bad experience. The staff is very friendly and the Dentists are dedicated to providing quality service,
Keith S.
On time, technician did a fantastic & thorough job, very satisfied.
J.helena P.
Front desk staff was helpful and courteous. Denise is a superb hygienist
Josh G.
Dr. Chichetti has been taking care of my dental needs for many years. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He always looks for the most reasonable solution for your dental problems and NEVER takes a […]
Jaroslav W.
As a person with complete dental anxiety -I cannot say enough about the good experience I had on my first visit to replace a lost filling. Dr Knight & Virginia were both kind, compassionate […]
Siobhan S.
Absolutely wonderful Dentist and staff. I had dentures made. They came out perfect. Dr. Knight is awesome and settles for nothing less then total perfection. I recommend this office to everyone
Penny R.
I’ve been going here for about ten years now. Always a pleasant experience. Carol is the best! I always make sure to schedule my semiannual cleanings with her!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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