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

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 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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I always have the best dental experience here! They are the nicest and most friendly staff. I always walk out of Gentle Dental in St. Clair Shores with a smile on my face. :)
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I gave a high score because I am treated well at this office. Everyone here is extremely nice from the very beginning. This is why I have come here for 10 years or so.
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The staff really care about my kids’ dental health. They treat you like family. I’m so glad I started bringing them here.
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Super friendly staff from top to bottom.
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I have always hated going to the dentist and yet I am now able to tolerate the visits because of Dr. Ascano and his staff.
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The dentist and staff are great, very friendly people who love what they do. I never feel pain and I’m happy with the outcome everytime.
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The dentist was very pleasant, and the staff is very friendly. I truly love this dental office.
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Dr. Duan fixed a tooth that I thought was going to cost me a lot of money, I never even thought of the way that she fixed it as I’m not a dentist… Anyways I came out of there with spending under […]
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Professional and courteous front office staff. Respectful technical staff. Everyone seemed happy to see me.
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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!
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 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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