how do you politely tell someone to do something about their bad breath?..

United States
January 30, 2007 1:46pm CST
i have a friend that has REALLY bad breath, and i dont know how to tell them so they dont get their feelings hurt. is there anything i can do to help combat the killer morning breath without hurting their feelings or do i just need to live with it?...
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
30 Jan 07
You could try and get them to accept a stick of gum or tictacs if you have some yourself. Any way around talking about the issue would probly be embarrassing for most people.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
If I would be in your situation, I would not tell the person directly for fear of offending him/her. What I would do is to try to introduce a product. For example, I would say, "Hey, there's this product-- a mouthwash (for example)--that's really cool! Let's try it together." I just hope you could get to brush your teeth or gurgle together, though. Another is that you try to show some action that you are conscious about your oral hygiene by being conscious about your breath. That person may follow suit.
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@loray143 (486)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
it's really difficult to tell people they have bad breath... i think the best way is to offer him a gum when you're aroud him