Gentle Dental of New Baltimore
35521 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047

Chew over these Delicious Bad Breath Cures

Did you know that many foods can fight halitosis? These foods contain powerful elements that help kill bacteria, which are what causes bad breath. By eating the following foods, your breath will be naturally better.

Get the Lowdown on High-Fiber Fruits and Vegetables

Chomping on fibrous, fresh foods like celery, apples, and carrots can actually remove the odor-causing bacteria clinging to your teeth. These crisp, firm foods require plenty of chewing, which stimulates saliva production to rinse these germs away.

Pour on the Water for Halitosis

One of the easiest and most effective bad breath cures is water. Drinking it rinses away the bacteria and food clinging to your teeth that cause your breath to be bad. In addition to drinking it all day long, try to rinse your mouth with water after eating to cleanse away food trapped in teeth.

Get a Fresh View of Fresh Herbs and Spices

You may not realize that the fresh herbs and spices in your kitchen are also home remedies for bad breath. The power of these spices and herbs lies in their ability to kill bacteria in your mouth, which is what causes bad breath in the first place. They also give breath a pleasant scent to cover up bad odors. Whether chewing on them raw or steeping them as tea, the best herbs and spices to choose include:

  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Spearmint
  • Peppermint
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Cardamom
  • Tarragon

Supplement Bad Breath with Vitamin C

Vitamin C is good for your overall health, as well as great for halitosis. This very powerful vitamin can stop the growth of odor-causing bacteria in your mouth, as well as neutralize the lingering odors from foods like onions and garlic. That’s why citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are some of the very best bad breath cures.

Get a Cupful of Relief with Yogurt

For hundreds of years, yogurt has been considered one of the most effective home remedies for bad breath. Yogurt’s live active cultures and probiotics stop the growth of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath. Plus, yogurt has been proven to reduce the amount of hydrogen sulfide in your mouth, which is also what causes bad breath.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in New Baltimore, call Gentle Dental of New Baltimore today at (586) 933-5521 or make an appointment.

Exceptional general, family, & cosmetic dentistry by Gentle Dental of New Baltimore. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at (586) 933-5521.

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Patient Reviews
No matter which dental assistant I see during my visits, they are always friendly and personable.
Alecia B.
I had my first appointment last Wednesday and they were all so nice to me. They set up a plan for me and I’m so so excited.
Donna H.
My hygienist Monica is the best! I wouldn’t have anyone else!!
Susan K.
Friendly staff.
Karen K.
Pretty decent and friendly service
Audrey K.
Given a same day appointment for putting crown back on. Staff always friendly and professional. I have always had good success with any procedures I have had in this office.
Janet L.
The staff is always very welcoming and puts me at ease. I appreciate the fact that they don’t try to up sell and don’t recommend treatments that really aren’t needed.
Carol S.
I was nervous about replacing a front crown and I feel much better about it now. I love the staff! The front desk person dug deep through my insurance policy to find the lowest out of pocket cost for […]
Erin K.
I am visiting my family in Richmond (from Nevada) and developed a toothache. My family called Gentle Dental, their dentist, on August 1st and they got me in on August 3rd. I had to have two teeth […]
Mary G.
Got me in same day with no appointment and took care of my problem.
Carron R.
The staff is very nice. I usually do not have to wait very long in the waiting area. If I am going in for just a cleaning the appointment is usually pretty quick.
Heather C.
I loved how i was treated. My experience was completely pain free. I wasn’t pressured to have unneeded dental work. My treatment options were explained patiently and thoroughly.
Constance S.
Very professional and friendly. I was treated very nice and my problem was taken care of very well and without delay. Not only the dentist but all staff was great.
Brian K.
Good office hours, good staff.
Jeffrey A.
I love the staff! They are all so kind and helpful!
Erin K.
friendly prompt service
Gary R.
You did what you said you do. I appreciate truthful people
Dennis O.
This office has really come through for my family and me when we had emergency dental needs. The doctor makes sure whatever needs doing gets done right, and makes right anything that isn’t […]
Catherine N.
Everyone is very nice and professional.
Larry G.
The dentist was very great with my teenage anxious daughter getting her first fillings.
Nicole S.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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