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How do you let someone know they have bad breath? It is not normal bad breath but smells like a dental infection. It is quite overpowering. It is not someone I know very well but do see during the week. People avoid this person and I just feel for them. If it was a friend I would say something but this person is also very sensitive. Would love your helpful advice.

Posted anonymously, 2nd October 2015

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  • I would say something if the breath is really bad and I was in a close distance

  • I think it may be harsh but id say something… They need to know as they might not be aware.

  • Gosh, this is a tough situation. In the end though, I think you just have to be honest and tell this person you are concerned for their oral health because you can smell that their breath is not quite right.

  • I would just politely mention it and say that your trying to me kind by telling them abd hope they dnt get upset.

  • maybe talk about yourself needing to go for a dental check up, (could remind them to go). or mention your “check up” and ask them if you are supposed to go once or twice a year. maybe they will think about making a visit too lol.

  • Yes offering a mint may be a way of hinting they have bad breath.It’s hard to be direct if they are not a family member or friend.

  • I always have mints and tic tacs handy for coffee breath!

  • all i can suggest is to have a mint when you see them and offer them one. (everytime you see them they might get the hint.)

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