Gentle Dental of Springfield
760 W Sproul Road, Suite 100, Springfield, PA 19064

5 Foods that Improve Halitosis

Millions of people have bad breath and don’t know how to improve it. Instead of worrying about what causes bad breath, focus on making it better. The key to fresher breath can be found with these five foods.

Crunch on Firm Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know that crisp fruits and veggies are powerful bad breath cures? Chewing on apples, carrots, celery, and other crunchy choices boosts your saliva flow, which rinses away odor-causing germs. And the fibrous texture of fruits and veggies helps to clean your teeth.

Pick Fruits High in Vitamin C

Citrus, melons, berries, and other fruits packed with vitamin C are effective bad breath cures. See, vitamin C fights bacteria in your mouth and improves your dental health.

Get Fresh with Fresh Herbs

If your breath smells bad, chewing on fresh herbs is one of the simplest home remedies for bad breath. Mint, parsley, basil, rosemary, tarragon, or any fresh herb that has a nice scent will instantly mask halitosis.

Spice up Your Breath with Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon sticks are another one of those of those old-fashioned home remedies for bad breath. Cinnamon’s spice is one of the great bad breath cures because it contains an essential oil that kills the bacteria in your mouth, which is what causes bad breath in the fist place. Plus, chewing on cinnamon sticks leaves the pleasant scent of cinnamon to cover up bad breath.

Get the Sweet Rewards of Sugar-free Gum

Chewing sugarless gum is another way to fight 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 Springfield, call Gentle Dental of Springfield today at (484) 810-1247 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Everyone there is kind. Felt no pain.
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I think everyone at this Gentle Dental location is wonderful!
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Friendly, courteous service. I will recommend to family and friends.
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All the staff are extremely nice and will work with you to make you experience the best they can!!
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I didn't have any work done yet but my new patient appointment was excellent. The receptionist was friendly and efficient and the doctor and his […]
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The wait was minimal, the staff was friendly and they were able to do my cleaning and fill my cavities in one visit. Highly recommended!
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Natalie at springfield office is great! thorough, gentle and caring.
Edwin J.
Staff was great, no lectures about my dental hygiene.
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The Office staff, Rudy, and Dr Hinrichsen make going to the dentist not so bad at all. Great team here that makes you feel comfortable. Thank you for […]
Mark G.
Natalie did a great job as usual with no pain.
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It was awesome the best Dentist I been to yet everyone was helpful and I loved the Dentist that I had I really think I finally found one that I liked […]
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I have a fear of dentist but the staff was knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and best of all created a minimum of pain.
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Quick and efficient.
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Everyone is very nice!
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Natalie is a great hygienist!!!
Maria H.
Everyone there in the Springfield, PA practice takes the time to explain every procedure, every step, and all are very pleasant and make you feel […]
Nancy H.
Staff is excellent, professional, but also puts you at ease. They don't make you feel badly or scold you for not taking good care of your teeth.
Garrett N.
I love Gentle Dental in Springfield. My two eldest children go there and they are wonderful with them. They don't rush through things are very […]
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Everyone was very friendly. Relaxed and pain free!
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Great service. Very welcoming and warm people. I was scared to death. I hate the dentist and they made it not so scary.
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Great experience. Doctor listened to my concerns and was very thorough.
Richard C.
My experience was great. Staff was great, no issue or problems. I actually look forward to my dental appointments.
Richard C.
Friendly staff...always a pleasant experience.
Carolyn T.
This is a fast and efficient dental operation. The cleanliness of the rooms are impressive. Everyone is so friendly!
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great fast service and nice people.
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The staff at Gentle Dental in Springfield is very professional, pleasant and caring to their patients.
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Kevin C.
Everyone from the moment I first walked in was extremely friendly! As someone who gets a little nervous about going to the dentist, they put me at […]
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I had a great visit. Everyone is so professional and my cleaning was great. I can't wait until my next visit!
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Excellent care, especially for an emergency visit.
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Friendly, knowledgeable, caring, and helpful doctor and staff.
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Quick, efficient, quality care.
Anonymous
I had a toothache and they took me right away! The staff and dentist were excellent.
Madeline P.
Really appreciated the office call the day after my appointment, just to check on me.
Susan L.
They were great. Kind and pleasant. And did a great job on my teeth.
Michelle B.
The staff at Gentle Dental was so amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful!
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I have gone to Gentle Dental for my dental care for over 10 years and I already have been recommending their wonderful dental care to family members […]
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Charles S.
I Thank you for the work that was done on Tuesday everything was well.I was a little nervous but you made me feel comfortable Thank you.
Rhonda W.
Very friendly, would definitely return.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (484) 810-1247
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