Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Get a Taste of Bad Breath Cures

Wondering how to stop bad breath? The answers are hiding in your diet, so discover which foods and drinks also serve as a bad breath treatment.

  1. Add Dairy to Your Diet

Did you know that high-calcium dairy foods like cheese and yogurt are some of the best bad breath cures around? Research has shown that eating a piece of cheese after a meal or snack can neutralize acids on your teeth that cause bad breath. And people who eat yogurt every day have lower levels of the oral compounds that lead to breath odor.

  1. Crave the Crunch

When you eat sticky or soft foods, these particles tend to get trapped in your teeth and breed odorous oral bacteria. Rather than reach for these chewy choices, choose crunchy fruits and vegetables because they’re actually bad breath cures. Crunching on foods like carrots, apples, and celery removes food trapped in your teeth and scrubs away the bacteria that makes breath smell bad.

  1. Pour on the Water

Another leading cause of bad breath is dry mouth. When it comes to how to stop bad breath, you want to keep your mouth moist with water. Another wonder of water is how it rinses away the food trapped in your teeth that causes bad breath. These are the reasons why drinking water throughout the day is a simple bad breath treatment.

  1. Break Free with Sugar-Free

Chewing sugar-free gum increases your saliva flow, which rinses away the bacteria that leads to bad breath. While you may assume that mint-flavored gum would be best to freshen your breath, it’s better to choose cinnamon, which contains an essential oil that reduces odor-causing bacteria.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

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

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I was very nervous going in as my teeth were in very poor status; however, Dr. Carpenter and his staff were extremely patient and reassuring along […]
Linda B.
Atmosphere was very pleasant
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I was very pleased with the care, concern and professionalism of the staff. I have referred 2 other people since became a patient.
Anonymous
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October 1,2014 They made me very comfortable and relaxed...didn't know I was getting a tooth pulled that day I was very worried acting like a child […]
Tricia B.
The dental work is great, my only complaint is the waiting time in the waiting room
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Words are hard to find to express how comfortable I was made by all the staff at Gentle Dental. It was a very positive experience Thank for taking […]
Karen P.
Quality care from knowledgable staff.
Anonymous
Quality service each visit.
Anonymous
Excellent customer service everyone was very friendly and the dr. Took her time and explained everything to me.
Krystal S.
Good experience, and a nice staff.
Cassandra K.
Everyone was very nice, I had a short wait time, and Dr. B was awesome. They provided me with good information and medications. I feel good tody.
Trevor J.
Polite and professional
Candice M.
My visit was pleasant. I was scared at first but the staff was very friendly.
Megan M.
The doctor was very patient and informative
Anonymous
Service was friendly and I was quick to be seen.
Gary T.
I was very impressed with the service and how well I was treated.
Yvonne L.
The staff at The Wayne Gentle Dental go above and beyond to satisfy their patients! !! Dr. B is the greatest ever!!!!!!!
Rhonda N.
I was very scared at first but April is the best,she really make's you feel comfortable with her outgoing personality.Very nice smart girl!!!!!
Casey H.
Very satisfied with everything.
Anonymous
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Michele H.
The staff and Dr. B are the best!!!! Always kind and courteous!! Also prompt with getting things done!
Ta'kyla R.
Staff was friendly, informative and very welcoming.
Kenneth L.
Fast and friendly quality service.
Anonymous
Dr. "B" is an excellent dentist, root canal and crown prep completed with no pain or "discomfort", thank you.
James A.
I am beyond pleased with the services I received from all of you. I have been mistreated and brushed off by a lot of dentist and you guys took me in […]
Sara C.
The dental hygienists did an excellent job on my teeth.
Dianna E.
Very professional,friendly. Excellent work thank you!
Anonymous
I had my first visit to the Dentist on Saturday and it was fun. I am 3 years old and they people who seen me were funny and I want to come back.
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I really felt welcomed at gentle dental. All the staff were so friendly and then inviting. They made my trip to the dentist comforting-because I was […]
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Great! I was afraid to go to the dentist but my experience was great. I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I never had anything but a cleaning so when I […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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