Saw Mill Dental
970 North Broadway, Suite 306, Yonkers, NY 10701

Good Ideas for Handling Halitosis

Halitosis is simply what dentists call bad breath. It can happen to anyone at any time, but you don’t have to put up with the problem. Discover some simple ways to get say good-bye to bad breath.

Why You Have Halitosis

Bad breath has many causes, ranging from dental care to daily diet. According to family dentistry specialists, the most common reasons for halitosis include:

  • Poor at-home oral hygiene
  • Failure to get regular professional dental care from an affordable dentist
  • Odor-causing foods and beverages such as onions, garlic, spices, and coffee
  • Oral infections
  • Dry mouth
  • Some medical problems, such as cancer, lung disorders, kidney disease, and sinus infections
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking and tobacco use

Eight Ways To Beat Bad Breath

While halitosis can be hard to handle, there are ways to make your breath better or prevent the problem from starting. Follow these eight simple tips to keep bad breath at bay:

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal.
  2. Floss daily.
  3. Brush your tongue to remove the bacteria and odors that cause bad breath.
  4. See an affordable dentist for twice-yearly check-ups and cleanings.
  5. Treat any existing dental problems.
  6. Stop smoking or using tobacco.
  7. Avoid dry mouth by drinking water throughout the day to rinse any odor-causing bacteria.
  8. Discuss your medical conditions and medications with a family dentistry expert to see if they’re contributing to your case of bad breath.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Yonkers, call Saw Mill Dental today at (914) 357-8917 or make an appointment.

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

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Dr. Mila is very gentle to my daughter. She knows how to deal with kids who are terrified for a dental visit. We have been with several pediatric dentists, and we are glad we found the perfect one. […]
Genevieve C.
Dr Friedman was great. Painless dentistry . Nicole is a great assistant and explained everything. Highly recommend the office!
Robert C.
Dr Friedman did a great job walking me through a difficult time and decision and I’m very pleased with the outcome. Would certainly recommend him. Very friendly and helpful office staff.
Edward S.
Winnie is the best dental assistant here in Yonkers!!! Ya have to come here
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My son, Jeremiah was taken care of with professionalism and courtesy from the staff at Saw Mill Dental. Audrey, the receptionist was very informative in relaying the information on my bill. Really […]
Jeffrey S.
Best Dental Experience I have ever had. Everyone Is very Nice and explain every thing before it happens.
Brendan W.
Just had a great hygienist appointment with Karen. Love all the Saw Mill Dental Team Nicole, Winnie, Maria, Audrey and Dr Friedman, of course!
Marilyn M.
My dentist, Dr. Atwell, and staff were very gentle with me an she explained step by step everything she did in my mouth. She was very caring and friendly. Thank you so much. Phillis
Phillis C.
Dr. Mila and Nicole did a great job with my son!! Recommended
Christy H.
I love coming here! The Doctors and assistants are all GREAT!! Dr Mila Belgrade, Nicole, and Sonya!!! Awesome STAFF!!!
Rowena D.
I was given a very thorough exam and cleaning and greatly appreciated the detailed instructions on proper dental care maintenance. I was treated very well and learned new, valuable information! […]
Mary M.
There’s not enough I can say about Dr. Friedman and all his staff. Everyone is amazing. Professional and courteous. I moved over an hour away but trusting my children’s care to another dental […]
Cee G.
I LOVE Dr. Mila belgrade. She is excellent with my children. They always look forward to see her. She takes her time and make them feel comfortable. Nicole, her assistant is also another great person […]
Elizabeth G.
I’ve been going to Saw Mill Dental for over 30 years and I only have good things to say about Maria, Carol and Karen whom keeps me and my smile bright, healthy and white!!!!! Keep up the good work […]
Barbara K.
Excellent care !! They were very attentive to patient’s comfort during procedure. Very impressed. Overall it was definitely the best experience I have ever had at the dentist.
Nicole O.
Nicole and Dr. Friedman worked on me for tooth extraction. The experience was comfortable and extremely quick.
Richard C.
I have been going to Saw Mill Dental since my daughter was 6 years old………she is now 36 years old…I believe that, in itself, says a great deal about the entire team at Saw Mill Dental!!! Keep […]
Cecilia D.
Love Dr. Atwell & Dr. Friedman the service of all the staff. Especially Nicole. I love coming here & completely confident in everyone’s ability.
Jennifer H.
EVERYONE is so friendly. I’ve been going to this office for over 10 years and even though I have moved upstate, I still go to Saw Mill Dental.
Trishelle B.
My daughter said this morning, when she knew we where going there, “Dr. Mila is the best in the whole wide world!”. That by it self said it all. Thanks you Nicole, you have been great!!!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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