So here's the PROBLEM!

@mkup30 (494)
United States
December 3, 2006 1:25am CST
I'm dating this guy for 2 months now and he seems great..BUT he has really bad breath and I don't know what to do about it. I can't just tell him. But I can't take it anymore. Is this a reason to break up with him? He is sweet, accomplished, and treats me really well..but I can't get too near because of his bad breath. What should I do? Any suggestions?
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@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
3 Dec 06
You should just tell him. There may be some medication he is one, he doesn't brush his teeth, or he may have an infection in his mouth he needs to get taken care of. Unless you can get one of his friends to tell him something, you are stuck delivering the bad news. Someone needs to tell him, if you can't maybe talk to his mom about it. The easy way out would be to start handing him mints every time he comes around.
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@mkup30 (494)
• United States
3 Dec 06
yeah, mints could be a good solution..at least temporarily...but i dunno ill have to tell him or get someone too
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@mkup30 (494)
• United States
3 Dec 06
any suggestions on how to approach the topic, what to say etc?
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• Singapore
4 Dec 06
is he having problems with his gum/teeth? that might be the reason for bad breath. i will suggest that you have a lot of mints with you so that you can let him chew on some mints to reduce the bad breath.
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@mkup30 (494)
• United States
14 Dec 06
i dunno if he is having problems with that or not, it's a good question, yeah mintsn may help but that's only temporary!
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
3 Dec 06
i think you should tell him directly in the phone or something and see if he do something ....come to worst bring him to dental yea
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@mkup30 (494)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Yeah a dentist may be in order here
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@Athique (154)
• India
4 Dec 06
Thats simple tell him that he stinks
@mkup30 (494)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I can't do that..sorry
@mkup30 (494)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I can't do that..sorry
@caribe (2465)
• United States
4 Dec 06
It is possible that he might not even be aware that he has a problem with bad breath. It can be caused by plaque, cavities, gum disease, and some pulmonary disorders. The tongue is also a source of bacteria. Everyone should brush their teeth three times a day and brush their tongues. Maybe it is time for him to go in to see the dentist. I would tell him as gently as I knew how. It is better to do that, and save a relationship with an otherwise great guy.