Gentle Dental of Center City
201 South 13th Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Don’t Let Bad Breath Get You Down

Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be a real downer—it can disrupt special moments, impede conversations, and be a sign of deeper health concerns.  And, the worst part is that most people with bad breath are unaware of the problem, since it’s hard to smell your own breath. An affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia can help you identify if there is a problem and offer solutions. In some cases, bad breath may be improved with certain lifestyle or dental care changes or, if the odor is related to a medical condition, treating the root cause should eliminate the problem.

If you suspect you may be suffering from bad breath, use these tips from family dentistry experts to help correct the problem and talk to your dental care professional about further action, if necessary.

  • Practice Routine Dental Care. Sometimes life gets in the way and you don’t practice proper dental care like you should. Brushing your teeth is one of those things that often is skipped, which affects the smell of your breath. Be sure to brush at least twice daily, but after each meal is even more effective for guarding against bad breath. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that carries the ADA seal of acceptance. And don’t forget to brush your tongue, where bacteria linger and exacerbate odors. Floss daily and visit your family dentistry office for routine dental care and cleanings.
  • Avoid Certain Foods. Some foods guarantee bad breath. Garlic and onions are some of the most common offenders, but red wine and coffee can also cause bad breath. Coffee and wine stain the teeth, creating an environment for bacteria.
  • Avoid Tobacco. Much like wine and coffee, tobacco can stick to the teeth and gums, causing odors to linger even before you have had your first smoke of the day.
  • Monitor Medical Conditions. Bad breath is often a warning sign of more serious medical conditions.Acid reflux, uncontrolled diabetes, an untreated infection, or other conditions can leave your breath smelling foul. Your family dentistry professional can help you identify the problem, but may also recommend that you consult with a physician to screen for these conditions if no other source of bad breath can be found.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Center City Philadelphia, call Gentle Dental of Center City today at (215) 941-5634 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Center City Philadelphia. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Center City, 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 Center City.

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I do not always see the same hygienist and dentist, but the care is consistent and high quality.
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I have a dentist that I actually look forward to seeing. He's done some really great, light cosmetic work on me and perfect general dentistry as […]
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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