Bad breath is sometimes referred to as halitosis. Halitosis is usually caused by bacteria on teeth, gums or most commonly, the tongue. Medical conditions such as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) can also cause bad breath. Halitosis can also be an indicator of diabetes (Ketosis), liver disease, kidney disease and sinus disease.
In most cases, we can find a dental cause for bad breath and suggest a solution. If we believe a medical condition is the cause, we will make the appropriate referral.