How will you tell your friend that he has bad breath?

India
August 29, 2008 11:32am CST
Hi Mylotter, i was thinking that how to tell my friend that he has a bad breath. His life style is so bad, he doesnt have any schedule of having food, no time of wakeing/sleeping. I have asked my friend to drink lot of water but the reason i told him that its very good for skin.. The reason for bad breath is poor eating habit and unhealthy stomach, curd and pineapple and drinking lot of water will help to reduce the bad breath. Should i tell him that his life style is effecting his stomach and this is causing bad breATH, or should i ask to check my breath so he can ask me the same question? So how will you tell your friend?
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I would just straight up tell him that he has bad breath. Don't beat around the bush that never accomplishes anything. you need to just be forward with him.
• India
29 Aug 08
Hi sketch, i think i should i tell him, just searching a way to start the talk.. i will because its fine if i tell him but if somebody who is not close can insulte him.. thanks :)
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Exactly. It would hurt less coming from a friend and then he can deal with it,so that he won't be hurt in the future either.
@valeria1 (2723)
• United States
29 Aug 08
You should be honest and he will do something about it! I think he knows, now if he does not care then change friends!
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• India
29 Aug 08
Hi valeria, I want to tell him .. but i dont want him to get offended.. or insulted.. i know he will not get angry but i want to tell him in a way that doent get offended. thanks :)
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• India
29 Aug 08
same thing happend with me once my friend was having so bad breath that it was not possible to face him and talk so one day morning when we meet i again his breath was stinking so i asked him hey what did you had for breakfast hope not onions he asked why i said i said because you breath is stinking like hell yes say him directly in friendship there are no hiddings so best of luck. cheers!!
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• India
29 Aug 08
Thanks indianhunk, i agree with you and i am going to use this same wording to tell him directly. hope i do it.. and he also understands the same.. thanks once again to give me a way to tell him ... enjoy :)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Don't hurt your friend, tell your friend your telling him/her because you care for them, be gentle and don't hurt their feelings. If your too scared to tell them , find another good friend of theirs and ask him/her to do it and see what happens so your not in the spotlight.
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• India
29 Aug 08
Hi insaneduck, yes thats why i was thinking a gentle way to tell him. Just now i felt that if somebody else hurt him, its better i tell him and get it resolved. thanks :)
@GemmaR (8521)
29 Aug 08
I think I would just get straight to the point on this one, but would start it with something like 'i hope you wont be offended by this, but..' because I really do hate offending people in any way. But then again I think it would be mean not to tell them, as then people may start talking behind their backs about them, and this would be unplesant for them.
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@donn_juan (325)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
if you're bold enough to tell him to his face he has bad breath then go for it! it's for his sake anyway. but if you're a bit shy, i guess a simple gesture of giving him mouthwash for a gift will give him the idea...;o) cheer up!;o)
• Australia
12 Oct 08
I think if they are truly your friend then it should be as simple as " I think you have bad breath" And maybe buy a package of mints and say "take a hint" Good Luck
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Ohh.. I have no guts to tell anyone not unless she is really my very close friend! Sometimes, those mentioned are not the only factors, when a person has a denture, there is a great possibility that he/she will have a bad breath no matter how she brush her teeth a lot!So, the safest way I guess if to offer a gum when you are together!
@Cannonball (3634)
• France
29 Aug 08
Maybe U can tell him yeah to eat more fruits and vegetables or if he doesn't wanna do it you can offer him a chewing gum