Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

Hungry for Tips on How to Stop Bad Breath?

The secret to beating bad breath is choosing good foods. Discover how to stop bad breath by starting to eat these foods.

  1. Crunch Packs a Punch

Soft, sticky, and chewy foods often get trapped in your teeth, which is a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes bad breath. Instead of chewing on these choices, pick crunchy fruits and veggies that also serve as bad breath cures. Crunchy foods like celery, carrots, cucumbers, and apples remove the bits of food trapped in your teeth, and clean away bacteria that makes your breath far from its best.

  1. Dare to Add Dairy

Calcium-rich foods like cheeses and yogurt are known to strengthen teeth and bones, but they’re also bad breath cures. Studies show that eating cheese after meals and snacks neutralizes oral acids that cause bad breath. And people who eat yogurt every day have lower levels of hydrogen sulfide, the oral compound that leads to bad breath odor.

  1. Sugar-Free is Full of Benefits

While sugary gum is no better than candy, chewing sugar-free gum is actually a useful bad breath treatment. It increases your saliva flow, which cleans away the bacteria that leads to bad breath. While mint-flavored gum is thought to freshen breath, it’s better to choose cinnamon gum, which has an essential oil that reduces odor-causing bacteria.

  1. Drop By for Water

Did you know that dry mouth is another cause of bad breath? That’s why when it comes to how to stop bad breath, it’s best to keep your mouth moist by drinking water all day long. Water also rinses away the food trapped in your teeth that causes bad breath. By reaching for water regularly, a simple bad breath treatment is always within reach.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in West Chester, call Gentle Dental of West Chester today at (484) 643-4417 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in West Chester. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of West Chester, 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 Gentle Dental of West Chester.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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