Bad breath, also known as halitosis (medical term), is often caused by inadequate oral hygiene. However, in many cases halitosis can be a symptom of other health problems, which include dental caries, malnutrition, diabetes and infected gums. While it might seem hard to get rid of bad halitosis, one should always start with regular and extensive oral hygiene along with the use of quality mouthwash. It might also help to avoid the use of substance that cause halitosis, like tobacco, alcohol and some food items for instance. If you find that despite all your best efforts the bad breath persists, then it’s a good idea to consult with us. Our Bayview Village dentists and hygienists will examine your mouth and determine the cause of your bad breath to treat it accordingly.