Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Good Foods for Bad Breath Treatment

Are you suffering in silence with very bad breath? Discover how to stop bad breath by choosing good foods and drinks.

A Double Dose of Dairy

Foods that are full of calcium like cheese and yogurt are among the very best bad breath cures. Dental research has shown that eating a piece of cheese after a meal or snack can actually neutralize acids in your mouth that lead to bad breath. And people who eat yogurt every day have lower levels of the oral compounds that make breath smell bad.

Crunch Your Way Clean

While soft and sticky foods get trapped in teeth and breed bad-smelling bacteria, crunchy foods like fruits and veggies are actually bad breath cures. Crunching on foods like carrots, apples, and cucumbers removes food trapped in your teeth and scrubs away bacteria that lead to odorous breath.

Sugarless for More Protection

When you choose to chew sugarless gum, you increase your flow of saliva, which rinses away the bacteria that causes bad breath. While you may assume that mint-flavored gum would be best to freshen your breath, it’s smarter to choose cinnamon gum, which contains an essential oil that decreases smelly bacteria.

Water is the Way

Dry mouth causes bad breath for millions of people of every age. When it comes to how to stop bad breath, you want to keep your mouth moist with water all day long. Another of water’s wonders is how it rinses away any food trapped in your teeth, which is known to lead to bad breath. But simply drinking water is an easy and effective bad breath treatment.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, 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 St. Clair Shores.

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Patient Reviews
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
Allissa B.
Dr. Duan Extracted my abscess molar yesterday. Hands down my favorite dentist experience yet. The staff is so friendly and likes to have fun, it really makes the experience a whole lot more bearable. […]
Scott C.
Dr. Duan is an excellent dentist. I thank her for fixing a dental emergency so quickly a couple days ago. I have been going to this dentist office for a couple years now and everyone has been nice […]
Robert C.
I love Them!!! They are family oriented, respectful, flexible and do a great job!!!!
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Dr. Ascano and the staff
Sage J.
I love this dental office they do a really great job on cleaning my teeth! Everyone is professional and friendly here! Thank you Sara
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I’ve been going to Dr. Ascano for years!!! He’s the best! I would NEVER entrust my teeth to anyone else. The staff is amazing, the office is always super clean, you’re greeted with “Hello” […]
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I recently switched to this office and couldn’t be happier. Dr. Delgado is very personable, professional, and thorough. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
Jamie L.
I couldn’t ask for a better experience.
John P.
They are so awesome! Very gentle and they made the experience very comfortable!
Ciara B.
Very gentle and thoroughly explained all the things going on with my teeth. Itemized all costs and explained why I needed certain services. Created a game plan with me instead of dictated a plan. […]
Angel H.
Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
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Everyone was very courteous and competent. Short wait time to be seen. I was scared about my procedure and the Dr. was kind and fit me in so i could get it over with.
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The staff are great. Very thorough with what i had going on. Definitely would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone that needs a good dentist. THANK YOU!!
Adam E.
Love the staff and people here! They get you in and out with NO PAIN but leave with a AWESOME SMILE!!
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Awesome staff…from the doctors to the hygienists to the assistants to the front desk! They’re flexible, kind, and make you feel comfortable while providing great service. I bring my baby with me […]
Erin E.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
Satyra J.
We got a last minute urgent appt for a tooth when our usual dentist was on vacation at another location. The staff were great and friendly. They alleviated my daughters anxiety at having a tooth […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
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