Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Get a Taste of Delicious Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Rather than worry about what causes bad breath, find ways to make it better. Try eating these breath-friendly foods to make your breath smell its very best.

Cinnamon Spice is Nice

One of the oldest home remedies for bad breath is chewing on cinnamon sticks. These sticks are good for halitosis because cinnamon has an essential oil that kills bacteria in your mouth, which is what causes bad breath. Plus, cinnamon gives your breath its spicy, fresh scent to cover up bad breath immediately.

Freshen Up with Fresh Herbs

Another one of the proven home remedies for bad breath is chewing on fresh herbs. Parsley, mint, tarragon, basil, rosemary or any fresh herb with a lovely scent will mask halitosis.

Pick Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables

Dental experts say that crisp fruits and vegetables are great bad breath cures. Chewing on carrots, apples, celery, and other crunchy choices increases the flow of saliva, which washes away odor-causing debris. And the fibrous texture of fruits and veggies helps clean your teeth.

Get the Value of Vitamin C-Rich Fruits

Fruits high in vitamin C are excellent bad breath cures. Eating fruits like oranges, melons, grapefruit, and berries fights the bacteria in your mouth to protect your teeth and breath.

Feel Free to Chew Sugar-free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum can really help halitosis. The chewing that gum requires stimulates your saliva flow to rinse away bacteria in your mouth and keep teeth very clean.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
Everyone that helped me was awesome. Friendly and caring. I would recommend highly. So glad i chose this office.
Jennifer S.
I am new to this office and my first appointment was pleasant (well… as pleasant as going to the dentist can be, I guess!). The staff was nice and I loved Dr. Steffens.
Casey V.
The staff at Gentle Dental in Shelby Twp have been my dental professionals for over 20 years. The facility is extremely clean, the dentists are knowledgeable and friendly, Debi the dental hygienist […]
Michele C.
Because they are so nice and friendly.
Darnajah T.
Minimal waiting, friendly and knowledgable staff.
Kristie B.
There are so many great reviews of this place and due to my skepticism, I was a little worried that they were fabricated but truly, they are not! I took my chances and went to the office to find that […]
Lauren B.
Phenomenal staff and service! Very happy with my experience!
Paige L.
The staff was very nice and professional. Dr Torres was great and he was very informative and explained the procedures.
Margo M.
Nice people , friendly and helpful.
Bill B.
Great care and they don’t push unnecessary products or treatments. Just like my old family Dentist. Highly recommend.
Kay B.
Great service
Jonathan C.
This is the friendliness most caring office I have ever been to. The six staff members I encountered worked so well together and really seemed to enjoy working with one another, which made me feel so […]
Adam J.
I drive an extra 20 minutes out of my way to come here. Debi did a great job on my normally sensitive teeth and gums. She always takes her time and truly lives up to the “Gentle Dentle” […]
Gmjjr48094
I had a small emergency they able to see me immediately they were all very friendly and helpful I had a small emergency been able to get me into your schedule immediately everyone was very helpful […]
Mike C.
Absolutely fantastic place. I feel lucky to have found it. Genuinely careing, friendly and all around cool staff. Makes going to the dreaded dentist a million times better. I’ve been putting […]
Gage G.
Debbie is an awesome hygienist. She is a passionate about her job and it shows in the results. Kate and Joslyn are awesome too. Keep up the good work GD Shelby.
Mark M.
Excellent service.
Joyce R.
Made sure of my insurance benefits before I got there. Took the exrays did the exam and I knew exactly how much I was going to have to pay up front. Everyone was really nice. They did their best to […]
Ladeana S.
Great service
Camilla S.
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 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (248) 721-4086
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