Say Bye-Bye to Bad Breath

dca-blog_say-bye-bye-to-bad-breath

While bad breath is rather common, it’s also rather embarrassing and probably something you’d rather not face. So the best ways to keep your breath clean and fresh is by maintaining good dental care, making regular visits to an expert in family dentistry, and knowing what’s going to make your breath bad.

When it comes to preventing bad breath, that skinny string of floss can make a huge difference. Flossing on a daily basis can remove the food particles, bacteria, and plaque that lead to breath that’s less than your best. Many studies show a link between a lack of flossing and bad breath. That’s why you need to floss every day, in addition to practicing other good dental care habits like brushing your teeth and rinsing with mouthwash twice a day.

It may sound silly, but saliva is your friend. That’s because plaque is a major cause of bad breath. And since plaque is more likely to build up if you have less saliva, you need to do everything you can to keep that saliva flowing so it washes away that pesky plaque. This means being aware of certain situations that can reduce the amount of saliva in your mouth and lead to bad breath. These include:

First thing in the morning ­– Saliva stops when you sleep, which has led to the notorious term “morning breath.” Yet flossing in the morning will start your saliva back up again.

When you’re hungry or thirsty – There is less saliva produced when there’s been little food or drink in your mouth, so remember to drink enough liquids and eat on a regular basis. If you’re dieting, try chewing gum or using mints to keep bad breath at bay.

After drinking alcohol – Beverages that contain alcohol can contribute to a dry mouth and bad breath, so try to alternate alcoholic drinks with water and floss after a wild night out.

If you practice good dental care and healthy oral hygiene but still suffer from bad breath, you need to talk to an affordable dentist in Detroit and even your doctor to determine if there is a larger problem. Bad breath can sometimes be the sign of a much more serious health issue, ranging from gum disease and strep throat to liver disease, diabetes, or cancer. You need to be proactive to be protected.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Detroit, call Gentle Dental of Michigan today at (855) 979-3393 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great experience, the staff and doctor are very professional and provide excellent service.
Renee C.
Dr Farber really cares about his patients that was the easiest root canal I've ever had done. I definitely have found me a great dentist. The entire […]
Phillip W.
I use to go to the dentist office when I was younger & decided to give it a try. I was amaze at the service. It was great & on time... I'm a working […]
Malinda N.
I got 5 fillings yesterday. I could tell the office was busy, but they didnt rush and remained attentive to my needs.
Nickole F.
Great work!
Timothy M.
Everyone is helpful and caring.
Loren W.
Dr. Ballani is "awesome" and his staff is professional, talented & compassionate.
Laura O.
Cheryl is always friendly and very professional....love Family Dental
Juanita H.
I started going because of the name Gentle Dental and they hold up to the name. I am terrified of dentist mainly because of the pain, but here they […]
Tiara F.
Wreched morning sickness for six months ruined my teeth. Thanks for fixing and cleaning them. They did a great job.
Susan H.
I am always happy with my hygienist/visit, she is very thorough.
Karen H.
Their service is great!
Kailyn J.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
Have been a patient for long time. No problem getting appointments. I appreciate the honesty I receive about work that needs to be done. All options […]
Gary F.
My visits with the hygienist, Deb are always great.
Linda R.
I have a great rapport with my hygienist. She is thorough, informative and "doesn't hurt too much." She has a great personality and I trust her work […]
Patricia S.
I absolutely would recommend your office to everyone. I loved the staff and the doc and the prices are very affordable.
Constance S.
Thank you for the work that was done on 12-12-2014 I was very very pleased.I appreciate everything.
Donna P.
Fast, professional, no excessive waiting, great value.
Joseph W.
On time and price for service very fair.
John G.
This was the best experience I have ever had with multiple extractions. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone I can! Thank you!
Misty O.
I had my teeth cleaned and had a tooth pulled with no pain. The staff was very plasent.
James G.
Both my dentist and dental assisitant were extremely friendly and provided excellent care.
Megan C.
Great job.
Keith L.
Friendly Staff from Receptionist through Doctor Jim and Check out.
Mark S.
All the staff are really friendly and very accommodating, Dr. Ray is great!
Olivia S.
Dr. Madany and his team are first class. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in the quality of his work.
William N.
Dr. Farber is the best and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Marilyn B.
all things are coming out good. the staff is very friendly and helpful. They answer all questions and put you at ease to make you feel as comfortable […]
Tracy K.
You guys are fantastic! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. I really appreciate that everything was explained to me before surgery and when I […]
Hillary D.
I don't like having dental work but this dentist office is one of best I have been to.
Sharon W.
Nice office and a great staff
Jeff L.
The best experience.
Mary H.
Third vist everything was great.
Michael K.
100% completely satisfied! The entire staff makes me feel completely at ease! Both the doctor and the assistant for my procedure were incredible. […]
Jayson M.
I am always at ease no matter what type of dental work im getting done, from extractions to root canal my fears and anxiety are all addressed and […]
Andre Y.
It was painless. The staff are very friendly. The TV makes the time go by faster.
Susan H.
Everyone at Gentle Dental Bay is great!
Stephanie C.
My experience at Gentle Dental was Great. The staff was nice and caring. I came in to get an extraction and the Dr was very gentle and took his time […]
Latasha S.
I was very empresses with the service I recieved. I came in 2 hours early for my appointment, because I got the times confused. Instead of telling me […]
Michael C.
All went well better then I thought
Mary B.
Everyone was professional and friendly
Judith F.
Terry and the front office staff are always personable. I never feel like just another patient.
Shantinique K.
The service is great and everyone is very polite, nice and caring.
Kimberly Y.
Good experience and always friendly staff.
Rylee M.
My family and I love Gentle Dental. My son needed fillings for the first time and the dentist was so good with the injection that he didn't even know […]
Vincent P.
This office is great everyone is kind, patient and friendly. The staff goes out of their way to make your appointment great and work with your […]
Jackson Y.
Great staff & dentist!
Sarah L.
Pleasant experience would be very hard to find s better place.
Ronald S.
my experience is always excellent and the doctors and staff are always pleasant
Ellen D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3393