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how to you tell a good friend her breath stinks ,without offending and hurting her feelings? Other people notice too, exspecially when she laughs. I need some advice!

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      Max0125 wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • I would take her aside and gently tell her in a supportive way asap. Address it from the point of view that you would want her to tell you if you had the same issue or spinach stuck in your teeth beofre an important meeting. It is awful that people are making fun of her.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Take her aside and say “can you help me to determine if I have bad breath?”  After her approval, breath onto her and ask “tell me the very truth please.”  Then hopefully, she would reciprocate and ask you to do the same to her.  Just remember, if so, that will be the last stinky breath you take from her.




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      Trudy S wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Here’s another thought...often, bad breath can be a sign of something else being wrong internally.

      You could let her know that you have noticed ‘recently’ that the smell of her breath has changed.  Tell her you have heard that that can often be a sign of something being wrong internally and that you are concerned.  Suggest that she might want to get checked out by her doctor and see if something is causing this ‘change‘.

      You can come at this problem from the point of being concerned about her overalll health...not just that you don’t like her stinky breath.

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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • I like CD’s approach and then I would follow it up with what Trudy said about being medical.....

      Even tho I would be embarrassed I would rather you tell me.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • About two or three weeks ago on Dr Oz he was discussing the issue of bad breath and more than 90% of the times it has nothing to do with your teeth it has to do with something going on internally.  I agree with the other ladies speak to her privately.  Take it from a medical point of view and then let her know you care and will not want it to affect others and they may chose not to tell you but you want to assist her.




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      Anne E wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • This is a tough question.  Can you leave a friendly anonymous note on her desk?




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      Karyn Olson wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • Yes I agree....I would take her aside and just tell her I think she would appreciate it more than no one telling her at all...I have someone who is close to me with a similar situation except it is BO that she is dealing with...and I have taken her aside and talked to her about it...she appreciates it when I do...just to clarify she does have good personal hygiene and showers every day...it’s just sometimes she doesn’t realize that she is that way.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 9, 2010
    • Definitely take her aside privately and mention that you are concerned about her health and she needs to get advice from a doctor.  Stomach acid can play a huge role in bad breath and if a person goes too long without eating, that acid builds up and can cause horrible breath..this is what my Gastro-ENT doc has told me, so she needs to take some action.happy




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