Bad breath and chronic breath issues are a difficult topic for most people to approach, even with a close friend. When the question was posed to a few thousand of my Facebook friends, “How would you tell someone they had bad breath?” there were a number of common themes. I recently visited a local shopping mall to get it “straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.”
Most people tend to agree that the path of least resistance would be to offer a stick of gum or a breath mint to an acquaintance with occasional breath issues. However, when it comes to a dear friend with chronic bad breath, most people expressed that they would find a way to tell them if not straight out honestly.
An added complication of exposing halitosis exists in revealing it to a love interest. Clearly, this is a subject which must be approached with care. However, it seems with love it can be done without damaging your relationship.
Stay tuned for future posts in which we will discuss causes and cures for bad breath as well as helpful insights and tips to deal with it.