If your good friend has bad breath, will you tell him/her?

@youless (93036)
Guangzhou, China
June 17, 2007 2:55am CST
I don't think so. As it'll be so embarrassing. After all, they won't have bad breath all the time. It may be an occasional case.
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@hillock (749)
• Qatar
29 Oct 07
if that good friend is really close well i should tell him/her! i mean i got few close friends that i wouldnt mind telling them if they have bad breath!
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Oct 07
I appreciate your way:)
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@hillock (749)
• Qatar
30 Oct 07
i think i would appreciate if my friend would tell me honestly rather than knowing it from my enemy! like u just heard at ur back " she got a bad breath!" then u ask ur friends if u do and they say no![and i notice that they're lying!] that would make me ask myself if the ones i consider friends are really friends!
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@sutan74 (1113)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Yes I would in a subtle and nice way. Like when it's only the two of us, Its better that a friend tells a person that a stranger would confront him/her about the bad breath...
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Nov 07
You are right:)
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
2 Nov 07
Yes, i will especially that she or he is a good friend of mine. I will let him or her know in a very subdued manner. I will tell him or her in subtly. I will show him or her that I am just concern. he or she rather hear it from me than others who will surely annoys him or her.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 07
Thanks for your response.
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@simplejoy (359)
• China
2 Nov 07
I don't think it good to tell him/her.Just like you say,it's embarrassing both for him/her and me.Maybe they have already known they have bad breath and try their best.I would like to ignore it.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 07
Hehe, me too:)
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 07
If my good friend who normally doesn’t have bad breath is found to have such problem, I will then ask her whether she is not feeling well. In one occasion a friend told me she had just recovered from diarrhea a day before. I advised her to take more water so as to get rid of the bad breath. Normally I won’t tell a friend of this directly especially there are other people around so as not to her into embarrassment.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 07
You are very considerate:)
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• Singapore
18 Jun 07
I won't tell him/her directly but would rather offer a sweet if I have the sweet with me
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 07
It's good to learn that a sweet can get rid of the bad breath.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Feb 08
if it is an occasional or unusual occurrence, yes - I will tell them so that they can correct it. They would want to know rather than have everyone they speak to that day be turned off by the bad breath... imagine if they had an interview or something important. however, if it is a chronic problem I would not bring it up - they likely already know they have this trouble and it may be a medical issue that they have no control over. why cause them distress and further embarrassment?
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Feb 08
Although it may be frank to tell the truth, but at least it's good for them. Thanks for your response.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Feb 08
Although it may be frank to tell the truth, but at least it's good for them. Thanks for your response.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I will and I am always like these in my friends. To be a real friend I guess, you will be honest enough in everything because this, in a way will also help your friend being aware of what he/she needs to improve so that other people will be comfortable being around her/him.It will not ruin the friendship I'm sure as long as your approach is so subtle and not an insult of course..that hurst!
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Apr 08
I hope so
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
Yes, most definately.. I have to prewarn him or her to let her know that she have a bad one.
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Mar 08
You are very frank
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
29 Feb 08
yep i would , why would i let my face take the beating of that horrid smell your not a friend if you tell your best friend that their breath stinks , you be a "yes" man if you consider yourself a friend
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
29 Feb 08
You are a nice friend.
27 Nov 07
If she or he is a good friend of mine of course that I'll tell for example I'll ask if his teeth are ok and does he do for keeping them safe? After that I'll tell the truth about teh bad breath
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 07
You are very frank to your friend:)
@2btrueinu (703)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
what are friends for I will tell my friend of course before other will know.
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 07
Thanks for your response.
@ebtenorio (766)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
Yes. I will definitely tell my friend about it. If you are concerned for your friend, you will do it. Embarrassing? Nope. I think not. Just tell that person privately.
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 07
You are a frank friend:)
@joahnna18 (368)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
If my friend has a bad breath i can never tell in front of her face because it's too awkward. maybe i just gave him a candy or gum to ease the smell. And also she's your friend and you don't want to hurt her even if it's true:) or maybe i will gave her a gift with a mouthwash so she can use it to have a fresh breath all the time. Happy posting my friend:)
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 07
The gift as mouthwash will be very special:)
• United States
26 Nov 07
i would tell them in a non-offensive way just to save them, the embarassment later on. it's tough but friends must always be honest with each other no matter what
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Nov 07
Thanks for your response.
@cf1016 (227)
• China
17 Jun 07
i think i will keep it a secret,if my friend is a girl.if it is a boy,i think i will tell him,HAHA
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
Maybe I have to say that you are very considerate:)
• China
17 Jun 07
I think i will as long as he\she is my best friend i think he\she do need such a counsel.So that ,maybe it could cause some little embarrassing ,but i think she\he could more popular than before after take some advice ,and i,must be her\his adviser.Becos friendship.
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
Yeah, I think it won't have a bad effect on the true friendship.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
17 Jun 07
Hello.youless,I think if he/she is your friend,it is not embarassing to tell him/her that they have bad breath.It is not a shame to have bad breath,as a friend,it is important to let him/her know so that they can be aware of it and take proper solutions to the problem.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
That's right. I appreciate your reply.
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
i will definitely tell, coz she's my friend and i should be concern to her. Advice her to use mouthwash or give her a minty gum or candy.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
Good, you are very frank.
@mymytri (2032)
• India
17 Jun 07
well.i definitely tell him about his bad breath and i will offer a mouth freshner..and suggest him take care of his breath.i dont feel embrassing becoz..we are really good friends and we share whatever in our mind..
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@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jun 07
Thanks for your response.