The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Get a Taste of Bad Breath Cures

Wondering how to stop bad breath? The answers are hiding in your diet, so discover which foods and drinks also serve as a bad breath treatment.

  1. Add Dairy to Your Diet

Did you know that high-calcium dairy foods like cheese and yogurt are some of the best bad breath cures around? Research has shown that eating a piece of cheese after a meal or snack can neutralize acids on your teeth that cause bad breath. And people who eat yogurt every day have lower levels of the oral compounds that lead to breath odor.

  1. Crave the Crunch

When you eat sticky or soft foods, these particles tend to get trapped in your teeth and breed odorous oral bacteria. Rather than reach for these chewy choices, choose crunchy fruits and vegetables because they’re actually bad breath cures. Crunching on foods like carrots, apples, and celery removes food trapped in your teeth and scrubs away the bacteria that makes breath smell bad.

  1. Pour on the Water

Another leading cause of bad breath is dry mouth. When it comes to how to stop bad breath, you want to keep your mouth moist with water. Another wonder of water is how it rinses away the food trapped in your teeth that causes bad breath. These are the reasons why drinking water throughout the day is a simple bad breath treatment.

  1. Break Free with Sugar-Free

Chewing sugar-free gum increases your saliva flow, which rinses away the bacteria that leads to bad breath. While you may assume that mint-flavored gum would be best to freshen your breath, it’s better to choose cinnamon, which contains an essential oil that reduces odor-causing bacteria.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Bend, call The Dental Center of South Bend today at (574) 367-7000 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of South Bend, 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 The Dental Center of South Bend.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
Debbie H.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Serica E.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
Amber B.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Nick R.
I had a previous concern with the numbing agent. I explained this and they were wonderful working with me and my concerns! Really a great bunch of people!
Kathleen B.
Cordial and knowledgeable staff
Antonio A.
My son has braces from the Dental center, and my daughter might be next. What makes this place awesome for my kid’s dental health, is because of Doctor Richard L. Cohen. He is good with kids, […]
Sayela W.
The staff are consistently efficient, pleasant and professional.
Carol G.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
Friendly, thorough, and competent service/treatment
Daniel S.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Kimberly H.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
Having a filling replaced is a painful process (for me) and they took the time to mitigate the pain and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I know this take extra time but I appreciate it.
Robert W.
The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking towards […]
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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