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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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.
rapid response, excellent fix for problem! professionals!!!
IRA 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Knight was awesome. Always have a great experience at this office.
Michael M.
Friendly front desk staff and excellent care. I usually hate going to the dentist, but have no fear booking my next appointment.
Kathryn B.
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.
On time, friendly, efficient, great cleaning.
Anonymous
My visits to Ramapo Dental Care are always excellent, and this was no exception. Not that I like going to the dentist, but Carol does an excellent job of cleaning my teeth. I am very fussy about […]
Cheryl A.
Everyone in this office was so nice! Everyone said hello and was smiling. My dentist Dr. Chinchetti was great. it was my first time there and I was so nervous but he took the time to explain things […]
Heather S.
Dr. Steven Chichetti and Dr. Gusmano are the best!!! Makes you feel comfortable, even with a root canal or an implant. The best!! The dental hygienists, dental assistants and the office staff are […]
Denise S.
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.
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.
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 have been going to Ramapo Dental Care since I moved here in 2005, and I’ve been very happy with the care I’ve received. They never try to force treatments on me, preferring instead to look at […]
Cheryl A.
Always receive excellent care, I have been a patient for years. Dr. Gusmano , Vika and Denise are the BEST!!!!
Genevieve K.
I’ve been going here ever since I was a child and won’t go anywhere else. The office is clean and the staff is wonderful! I highly recommend coming here.
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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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  • 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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