Yucky mouth, how about a kiss?

@winterose (39931)
Canada
March 23, 2007 5:13pm CST
You really like this person, but they never brush their teeth which are all yellow. Do you ignore it and kiss him or her anyway, or do you dating him but not kiss or do you go running for the hills, and make up the excuse, "I like you as a friend, but you are not my type" for married people, do you tell you spouse to brush his/her teeth or you will never kiss again, or just never kiss or except it as part of who he/she is
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12 responses
• India
24 Mar 07
Please , you dont kiss somebody who doesnt brush her/his teeth. If you like the person enough to kiss him, TELL HIM he has bad breath and clean up!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
Well, i will just postponed the kiss. I will just tell her I forgot to brush my teeth knowing that she is the one who has bad breath. Then i am hoping that she will realize what i really mean.
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24 Mar 07
We Brits have a reputation (partially earned) for having the grossest teeth in the developed world. I blame Austin Powers and National Health Service dentistry myself. :-) If the colouration is off, but the breath doesn't smell and there's no sign of gum problems, it may be that he brushes but that the colour of his teeth is just soemthing he has to live with. He may drink a lot of tea or coffee, for example. If his breath smells, then really it's a personal hygiene issue and I have been known to bring it up with people I work with, but have never found myself in that position with people I want to kiss. I've often foudn that people who have poor mouth hygiene are also a bit 'slack' in other parts of their hygiene as well. Not everyone, but a few people I've known certainly meet this criteria! It's part of what this person is; part of the whole bag, so to say. I'd judge them on how the whole package hangs together - if it's a small fault in a great person then there's always the subtle hint of buying them an electric toothbrush for a gift - I've known that done with great success. :-)
@rima0013 (441)
• Iran
24 Mar 07
i think we must tell them their problem , it's not bad to do this. it can make our relationships better.
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
I have been married for 1 and a half years, but we lived together for about 3 years before that, and i always tell him when he has bad breath especially (like when he eats souvlakis!!) to go brush his teeth. He doesn't get offended, but he can get lazy about it sometimes.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Ewwwwwwww, gross, LOL. I couldn't ignore that. that is nasty and gross. I would probably date them but they would have to get their teeth cleaned or fixed before I would ever kiss them. I am always on my husband about his teeth. He likes to kiss me but I always make sure he washed around his mustache and brushed his teeth. sometimes he will also gargle mouthwash too. I can't accept nasty teeth or stinking breath. I can look past it for so long but then they have to do something about I or we will never kiss and that is not a good thing for either of us.
@brckoba (795)
• United States
23 Mar 07
If it's my wife I would tell her right away, but I would still give her a peck on the mouth. This is the love of my life.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
Um, I'd tell them to brush their teeth! I would NOT kiss someone with bad oral hygiene.. Period.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 07
My Ex used to be like that and it revolted me to kiss him and no matter how often I would tell him he did not think there was anything wrong with that so it got to the Stage where I tried my Best to avoid the Kisses.
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@freak369 (4724)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Pop a mint or piece of gum and ask the other person if they would care for one. Do that a couple times and they should get the hint, if not, it may be time for a little heart to heart chat.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
If my beau didn't brush his teeth he and I would have a problem. There is no excuse for not practicing good oral hygiene.
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@ZenDove (698)
• United States
24 Mar 07
There are more germs in the human mouth than on a manhole cover in the street - on a good day. It has been said that there are other, more intimate, parts of the body that are cleaner than the mouth. The mouth was designed as a filter/trap for the internal organs, as well as the nose and ears. That being said, you probably guessed that I am not a french kisser. On a good day. Halitosis is not to be shared. You won't even get a lip-peck if there are organisms visibly trying to escape your mouth! I'm big on hygiene and anyone who is trying to get close to me will reciprocate the spirit or push off.
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