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

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 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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
personable, professional, proficient
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.
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.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
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.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
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.
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.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
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.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
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.
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.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
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.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard 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.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
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Office Hours
  • 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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  • Phone: (215) 310-5826
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