Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Got Bad Breath? Here are 7 Solutions

Bad Breath

Got bad breath? It shouldn’t be ignored. Bad breath can be a sign of a dental or medical disease. Conditions such as unmanaged diabetes, acid reflux, or an untreated infection can present as bad breath in the early stages. Talk to your dentist if you are suffering from bad breath. A family dentistry professional can offer treatment options and help you identify the root cause of the condition. Don’t let bad breath slow you down—find an affordable dentist and get treatment. The guide below can help you minimize bad breath until you can see your dentist on Abington. Family dentistry experts recommend the following to help stop bad breath:

1. Brush and floss more often. If you have concerns about bad breath, consider brushing after each meal, rather than just twice a day. Plaque and tartar build-up are one of the primary causes of bad breath. This build up of sticky bacteria can lead to bad odors in the mouth.

2. Brush your tongue. The tongue can form a coating each night and sometimes throughout the day that can harbor malodorous bacteria. Getting rid of the bacteria is easy with diligence to brushing or scraping your tongue each time you brush your teeth.

3. Take care of your gums. Just like your teeth, your gums need care, too. If bacteria gather in open pockets in the gums or between the gums and teeth, bad breath can result. Gum disease is a serious condition and should be promptly addressed. See your dentist in Abington if you suspect you are suffering from gum disease.

4. Treat dry mouth. Lack of saliva promotes bad breath. If your mouth is dry, hydrate. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the day. If your mouth is still unusually dry, talk to your dentist or doctor. Dry mouth is a side effect of certain medications.

5. Avoid foods that cause bad breath. Brushing your teeth can’t get rid of odors from foods like onions and garlic. Although these foods are good for your health, the pungent odors will make their way into your bloodstream and travel throughout your body, coming out through your pores and breath. If you want to prevent these odors, it is best to avoid these foods altogether. If you can’t be deprived of these flavor-enhancing foods, limit intake 24 to 48 hours before social events.

6. Stop smoking. Looking for another reason to stop smoking? How about the fact that it causes bad breath? Bad breath is a guaranteed side effect of smoking. Smoking damages gum tissue, stains teeth, and increases your risk of oral cancer.

7. Chew sugarless gum instead of eating mints. Sugary hard candies, like peppermints and restaurant mints, promote the bacterial growth in your mouth and actually contribute to bad breath. Opt for sugarless gum instead. This will promote the production of saliva and contains xylitol, both of which can reduce bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, 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 Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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Patient Reviews
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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