Bad Breath...what should i do?

@cheenlly (3483)
Philippines
December 27, 2006 9:53am CST
I have a boyfriend and he is a great guy but one thing i dont like is his breath is rather foul smelling, so that i find the odour from his mouth sickening whenever our faces come close together. He is not used to be like that before. I dont have the courage to tell him about it and i dont want also to end up the relationship just because of that. It's very discouraging but i still love him but of course nobody would like talking or even like a smack to someone who had bad breath. Please let me know what should i do?
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@JBD189 (346)
• India
28 Dec 06
Bad breath is the result of an unclean stomach, caused by eating junk food. Why dont you offer him a mouth freshener so that he gets the message.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
its something to do with stomach? but he's not eating junk food that much. Do you think he will not be insulted if i give him that mouth freshener? i will try...thanks a lot for sharing
@Matducks (130)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
i'd disagree. gastric acid causes bad breath. not an "unclean" stomach. maybe he doesnt eat that's y there's gastric acid smell.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
what cause gastric acid? does it connects with food that we eat?
@swasti (1157)
• India
28 Dec 06
well it is better to somehow tell him ...rather than keeping quiet...bu i think u can wait for some more time to see if it changes.maybe someone else may also happen to tell him and he might do somehing about it .
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thats a good idea. i hope someone will tell him before me but if not i tell him myself. thanks pal.
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
tell him to visit to a dentist,coz he has yellow teeth,that need to be whitened,,then ask the doctor to check his mouth,,
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thanks for sharing.
• India
28 Dec 06
plz gift him a mouth freshner on his birthday
@maio19 (81)
• Thailand
28 Dec 06
I agree with this one too. If you really are too shy to tell him. Also another way maybe when you're with him you can cuddle him and tell him how you love kissing each other. But you noticed lately that he is having a bad breath. Tell him that he had no problem like this before. It was so perfect until this last few days. Or maybe you can ask him to go to the dentist together too. Tell him that you are starting to notice your breath and you are not comfortable being with him as you are always conscious with your breath.
@whoosh88 (242)
• United States
27 Dec 06
tell him about it, but be nice. try and get him in the habit of chewing gum. something like that should not end a relationship.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
yes thanks i will tell him but its really hard but i will try. okies thanks
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@whoosh88 (242)
• United States
27 Dec 06
you're welcome. i'm sure he'll understand, so there's nothing to worry about. glad i could be of some help.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
your very nice. thanks again
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@armywifey (883)
• United States
27 Dec 06
He probley has some form of dental problem which is causing the bad breath. I would suggest him going to the dentist and getting that checked out. OR I guess you could walk around with a bottle of mouth wash and give him a sip every few minutes..j/k
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
nop he dont have dental problem but i guess your right i will suggest him to go with me in a dentist. I think its not a bad idea if i tell him i would like the dentist to check my teeth and also him too, without knowing him and without offending him. Dont you think?
@Matducks (130)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
go to a dentist. post nasal drainage also causes bad breath.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
is that regards with nose. i have no idea
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Tell one of his friends of family memebers to tell him. He may not realize his breath smells. Offer him gum or candy when you are around him. There are many different ways to suggest without telling him right out.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
yes hes aware now and im glad he listen. we went to the dentist last week and im right its something to do with his stomach. His teeth have no problem. I will know the progress when he visit me this week. Thanks
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
Awesome and good for you two. This is such a sweet story. I hope that he gets cleared up soon and that you took the initiative to get him looked at before this turned into a serious problem. Nice!
@myrith (1830)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
Stop, Stop, Stop with all the advice about gum chewing, what the guy needs to do is to brush his tongue removing all thrush whenever he brush his teeth...some people believe it's your teeth that stinks up the mouth, but it is your tongue......think about it! so he needs to brush his tongue and cheeks as evenly as he brushes his teeth to stop bad breath, everyone should know this!
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• United States
28 Dec 06
Not everybody does know it, oddly enough. I don't brush my cheeks (never thought about it!) but I do use a tongue scraper every time I brush my teeth. I started brushing my tongue when I was much younger, after seeing my mom do it. I also brush the roof of my mouth. Frankly, I wish some other people around me would do all this. LOL
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
i will try both of your advices, if it work then that would be the problem but if not maybe its a doctor that he should need. Your both help is really appreciated. Thanks a lot for sharing.
• India
28 Dec 06
dear, u are not the only one to suffer with such kind of problem. dont think that u dont have the courage to tell him that he smells bad. u should tell him this thing with no hesitation. after all u share a close relation. its all about feelings and not courage. ask him to use mint. if he smokes that he must use mint or some other mouth freshnes. i always do that.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
yes your right its all about the relationship. I will really tell him the moment he visit me. thanks a lot
• India
28 Dec 06
thats okay dear. best of luck in your attempt
@sunny916 (151)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 06
Hey Cheenlly Picture This "An Apple a Day Keeps Doc Away " so get him some Juicey Apples only cause they contain naural mouth freshners or u can even try Sugar cane sticks if u are in India try it and same goes to all who have taken pain to help cheenlly guy by thier advice u guys are Beautiful and very helpful also. (dont forget to try it).
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thanks a lot sunny. I have no idea about that. OK i'll give him apples, lots of it. we'll eat together... hmmm sound sweet also. ...lol thanks for sharing i have learn something new.
@sunny916 (151)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Dec 06
Ur Welcome any time
@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
A great guy can be an understanding guy. Be honest and tell him this. Maybe his teeth need a good cleaning. A good relationship depends on honesty also.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
yeah i agree with you. Even if i am shame to tell him. i will try just to fix this. thanks a lot pal
@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
28 Dec 06
Your very welcome! Have a beautiful day!
@natuser28 (907)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Is your boyfriend heavy set? If not, than u need to encousrge him to chew gym that kill germs and bad breath in his mouth. Preferbably winter fresh.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
im sorry but what do you mean heavy set? and how can i possibly tell him about it. i dont have the courage and do you think i would offend him if i tell him.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
nop he is not overweight at all.
• United States
29 Dec 06
Its called halitosis and its actually a symptom of several different medical conditions. Its something you cannot brush away. Talk to him and urge him to see his doctor.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
is halitosis a serious problem? oh no not. He still not visiting me as for now hes busy at work. I dont know if there's changes but if not. I will really urge him to see a doctor. thanks for sharing
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
28 Dec 06
Is he living a highly stressed lifestyle. The is also a bacterium (Helicobacter pylori) linked to ulcers and stomach cancer that causes bad breath. He might just need to get a series of antibiotics and the bad breath might go away!
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
no not cancer pls. Im really worried now. I think he is really stress right now. I will tell him. Thanks a lot for sharing
• United States
28 Dec 06
aside from those medical treatment they offered for... try to have your boyfriend drink peppermint tea always or let him chew the leaves once in a while.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
nice tip. i'll try it. thanks a lot
@bimmer999 (1160)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
tell him to brush his tongue.. and take mouthwash and gurgle hard.. lol
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thanks for sharing
@nyka08 (411)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
it's really tough to tell someone they have a bad breath. but i guess u just have to confront him. like try offering a mint gum or mouth wash. or maybe advise him to have a different diet. he could also go visit the dentist. he may get offended at first..but he'll get over it. besides, it's for his own good anyway.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
indeed it is for his own good and mine too. I will tell him. thanks a lot pal
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 06
Well I think you are going to have to tell him in the nicest possible way and suggest that he goes to a dentist as it could be problems with his teeth or something also there are mouthwashes maybe suggest that to him but you are going to have to tell him about it
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
yes i will. thanks for sharing
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
28 Dec 06
Ok! You are a couple and you have to share everything no matter what. So, you have to discuss the matter with him. Tell him that he never used to be like that before. Maybe he hasn;t realised it and he will do something about it once you will talk him about it. Of course he maybe has problems with his stomach. ADVICE him to go to a doctor.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
im convince maybe its really the stomach. I really should tell him to go for check up. Thanks for the advice
• Netherlands
28 Dec 06
It must be horrible to smel his breath everyday. When you want this relationship to be succesfull. You have to tell him about it. This is a problem which can be helped out off the world. Mayby there is something wrong with his teeth and can a visit to the dentist be enough.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
thanks a lot for the advice
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
28 Dec 06
it is better if you can get enough courage to tell him straight. you don't have to tell him in a bad hurting way. try to give him breath freshening gums all the time. or atleast, buy him a mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrush set. tell him that you've got it on sale (in one pack) in the mall. and that you bought two. one for you and one for him. make him swear that he'll use it all the time or else, you'll get upset because it's just like he does not give importance to what you have given him. atleast, try to do this in a very sweet not too obvious way.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
nice approach too, thanks a lot