Gentle Dental of Collingdale
14-20 MacDade Boulevard, Suite A, Collingdale, PA 19023

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 Collingdale, call Gentle Dental of Collingdale today at (484) 427-4663 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Collingdale. 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 Collingdale, 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 Collingdale.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everything was swift and organized. Was in and out and the staff was great.
Michael P.
The Dentist seem very concern and took care of me accordingly. No issues or problems noted. Did not have to wait long for scheduled appointment.
Constance W.
A nice and friendly experience !!
Kareem S.
The services are excellent and friendly.
Bellah J.
My experience at Gentle Dental was very good. The staff is excellent...... They all made me feel like family. I use to hate the dentist but now I'm […]
Keena W.
I love everybody at the Collingdale Gentle Dental office. Every body is so nice and the price is right, too. Great hygienists and Dentists.
Marva H.
My experience with the dental office was amazing..when I first went I was scared because I hate the dentist. They wrote a treatment plan an […]
Tiffany A.
I am very leased with the correction of problems that they found with my teeth.,keep up the good work. thank you.
Rodofis W.
Everyone at this location are very friendly and professional. I'm so glad I chose this location and will gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a […]
Donna G.
Wonderful staff. They go above and beyond to make your experience the absolute best.
Anonymous
All crew is very helpful and friendly
Petrit D.
it was a great experience with very good service
Donella W.
Very nice & great work so far, no pain
Anonymous
This is a great place. Love the staff. So friendly and very nice. Always helpful in explaining the procedures that will be done and your billing. […]
Henry G.
Great friendly service. Had large cavity filled, and dentist took time for the first shot of novicane to start, before giving additional doses. Much […]
Christin P.
The service was great no long waiting period. The work I had done was quick and easy. Overall it was a good experience Thank You
Jacqueline B.
i had been up all night with this bad pain so i got up and went down to GentalDental no appt. I walked in explained my problem and was told i could […]
Richard W.
I had a great experience. The DR was so gentle when giving the needle and the woman that cleaned my teeth was also gentle. thank you for taking my […]
Maria R.
Very professional great ppl clean&positive environment
Tyron D.
Very friendly, comfortable environment.
Angela O.
Always great!!!
Anthony E.
They are wonderful! My children n I r patients for life.
Michelle S.
The office staff are very caring and hard-working. The work on my teeth has been excellent so far.
Janice D.
Thank you very much, it was a pleasant experience, and see you soon..
Shawn D.
Staff was friendly and very welcoming! Service was great!
Naja M.
very gentle and gave me my smile back
Shakeda F.
Great Customer Service and Dental work!
David E.
The staff is very caring and friendly as well as attentive and make you feel like they appreciate your business. I called on an emergency-like basis […]
Ubaid B.
The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Had teeth extracted with no pain during or after the procedure. I highly recommend them
Corey B.
The staff at this location are great. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome. I actually do not mind going to the dentist.
Christine K.
The staff were friendly, compassionate, knowlegable, and patient.
Carl S.
Very good and professional technician had a great demeanor with me
Lance R.
The dentist was rather considerate to my concerns as I have sensitive teeth and filling procedures are usually painful for me. His assistant was […]
Tynisha D.
Prompt, courteous staff; dental procedure explained throughout process.
Kim R.
Good doctor/professional staff
Natalie W.
Everyone is so polite and willing to help, They treat with respect, I will always go there
Shawn D.
The staff was Awesome and the the doctor wa very knowledgeable! #LovedIt!
Quisha R.
I had a wonderful experience with Gentle Dental. Everyone in the office was so very helpful and very caring. I haven't been to a dentist in a long […]
Wendy H.
Staff is nice, service is prompt
Andrea G.
My son and I have been coming here for many years. I no longer have my dental insurance and was happy that the office was willing to work with me on […]
Cynthia B.
All the people are very nice there...They all do a good job
Helen G.
The staff is very friendly and professional. They are compassionate and always put me at ease. Even though being at the dentist is not a pleasant […]
Marla D.
Staff was great. Very friendly and nice. And good atmosphere.
Henry G.
keep up the excellent service.
Rodofis W.
The people are awesome. The dentist and her assistants are the best anyone could ask for. They are all courteous, friendly, patient, and respectful. […]
Kevin R.
Service was excellent. I have already referred friends and family.
Rose B.
I'm really grateful because I was treated with love and respect.I thank the doctors and nurses and anyone who took care of me one way or another.
Michael C.
The staff is wonderful and always make me feel very comfortable and very much at ease.
Marla D.
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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 427-4663
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