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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Patient Reviews
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.
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.
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 […]
Kelli K.
Staff was very nice made me feel comfortable
Leo V.
This place is fantastic! In fact, even after moving an hour away, our family decided it was worth it to us to make the trip to have them take care of our teeth because they are so nice and such a […]
Michelle J.
Great staff and dentists! Satisfied with how clean my teeth are now!
Michelle M.
Always very nice and on time with there schedule. Carol is the best !
Jason S.
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.
Carol is an absolutely wonderful hygienist. Everyone at Ramapo Dental Care takes such great care of their patients. I highly recommend this dental office to anyone!
Gopika U.
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.
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!
Jake H.
Both Dr. Steve and Carol are the best, they are family. Both my wife and I highly recommend the practice because of their excellent care, tremendous personalities and the friendly atmosphere that […]
Philip L.
always a great experience when I am there – from the front desk, to the girls who help Dr. Chichetti and of course Dr. Chichetti himself..
Florence V.
Timely, competent and caring…all describe the care received at Ramapo Dental Care. Reception, no matter who you speak with, is right on the ball and very helpful. My teeth will have none other than […]
Anonymous
I have been going to Ramapo Dental since I was a child. They are absolutely wonderful. I recently had a routine cleaning done by Denise and examined by Dr. Gusmano. They are always so personable and […]
Cara L.
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 […]
Elaine N.
Yep, even getting a root canal I had a good time. Steve is a true professional in his field , no pain but great Elvis music n a few good laughs. I lost my fear of going to the dentist thx to him. He […]
Claudia F.
In my favorite hygienist’s chair getting the full treatment! Always a great experience with Carol!! Thank you!
Scotty T.
Carol was excellent. The staff was so professional from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out everything was perfect.
Kristin P.
Amazing staff. I look forward to Coming in .
Patricia B.
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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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