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

Smart Solutions for Halitosis

What dentists call halitosis is simply a case of bad breath. If you struggle with this problem, discover some healthy hygiene tips to make your breath better.

Brush and Floss at Least Twice a Day

Brushing and flossing are proven to be the most effective ways to curb halitosis. That’s because food and plaque can remain in your mouth, which attracts bacteria that releases foul odors. But family dentistry experts say that brushing and flossing at least twice a day for two minutes at a time lets you remove these dental dangers and reduce your chance of bad breath. 

Clean Your Tongue

You know it’s important to clean your teeth and gums, but you also should clean your tongue. That’s because it removes the bacteria coating your tongue that causes bad breath. By brushing your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue scraper, you can remove this bacteria and avoid halitosis.

Use a Mouth Rinse

Improve your at-home dental hygiene routine by rinsing twice a day with an antibacterial mouthwash designed to fight plaque and freshen your breath.

Drink Plenty of 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.

Improve Your Daily Diet

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:

  • Proteins including poultry, fish, lean meats, beans, seeds, and nuts
  • Whole grains
  • Dark green and orange vegetables
  • Fruit of all kinds

Receive Regular Professional Dental Care

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 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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Patient Reviews
The office is CLEAN, everyone is so NICE. The work is done in a good time limit. I like everything about the office.
Linda T.
Dr. Valentine explained everything step by step before she proceeded w my crown. She was very professional and made sure I was omfortable throughout the process.
Holly M.
The dental hygienist was very nice, she answered all my questions and was great at explaining them along with pointing out what concerned her and why. She was also very gentle (no pun intended) with […]
Dave C.
The Dental Hygenist was so nice and friendly. She made me feel less stressed about the Dental issues I’m having.
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The staff seem very knowledgeable and are very nice. The office is very clean and the equipment/practices used seem very up to date.
Meghan R.
The staff at Gentle Dentle remember all my family individually, we have a daughter who is special needs-they were great with her! It’s exactly what a great dentist office should be.
Marie L.
Gentle Dental’s customer service skills are top notch. From the appointment reminders to the cavity fills, they are always eager to help. My last dentist always found a cavity, Gentle Dental only […]
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Everyone was so caring & thoughtful
Owen M.
I love Dr.Valentine and all the staff. They are very kind, and Dr.Valentine always recommends the right treatments without pushing unnecessary treatments.
Tara S.
Dr. Valentine and Lorie the dental hygienist are great!
Camilla H.
friendly, professional, very caring and gentle, good communication about service, cost
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Everyone was very professional, informative and friendly.
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Quick and friendly service.
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Friendliness, good care, and results
Heather M.
Wonderful dental hygienist! She is friendly and professional. I feel comfortable with her and she’s just fantastic!
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The friendly and personable staff…(especially office clerk “Regina” and Dr Valentine
Scott R.
Great dentist, very accommodating and service oriented
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They’re very kind and treat you as a friend as well as a patient.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 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
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  • Phone: (484) 643-4417
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