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His Mouth Smells; Should I Tell Him?

Met this guy some months back. Handsome and fit for marriage. I noticed any time he talks close to me i perceive sometin offencive. i later confirmed the smell comes from his mouth. I was disappointed. since then i have been avoiding anything like kiss telling him I've gat an injury in my mouth and stuffs like that.

A bit confused now, don't know if telling him to get a mouth wash is an option. I feel he should know cos he is grown up. I love him but i don't think i can stay with him like that.

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POSTER u don't need to sit down and discuss anything with him, just casually ask if he takes garlic regularly, he might just say no and take the hint or if the stubborn type he'll want to ask why, then u can cash in on the oppurtunity and tell him how much u hate the smell, and u asked cos that's the kind of smell that comes out of his mouth. My dear if the doesn't get the hint then na him sabi.

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@sweetlizzy

well try informin him bt b nice a frnd of my has gone it b4

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Ofcourse! Tell him if you like him!

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@poster,

I understand your dilemma perfectly.

As a matter of fact, the same thing happened between me n my boo.

He had this faint mouth odour a while ago, I sat him down and told him to do something about it. He wasn't angry or embarrassed cos I told him in a very polite manner. Now, his teeth is clean and always smelling fresh,

so i get to kiss and kiss for as long as i want!!! lol

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Get him a breath mint then.

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Jst tel him, I hate dat stuff. I ve dis girl, Anytime she's cumin over dats d time she eats nd her mouth gets all smelly, It really turns me off, Ve nt told her yet coz i'm in skul nd she's @ home nd i'm definately gonna tell her, DO D SAME

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tell him but look for the best way to

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@poster, tell him in a subtle manner, so he cld find a solution,b4 sum1 tells him thru body language in ur prescence.

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Try not to be too harsh about it.

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you just need to tell him if u really love him.

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puke in his face, den wave ur hand across ur nose n' ask him if he has brushed lately. .

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it is probably your own mouth odour that u are mistakenin for his

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Just tell him, honey i cant kiss you cos your mouth smells like spoilt Mango. And dont let him put his mouth in you Kitty-Cat o, that could cause gonorrhia. Taa

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Best to tell him his mouth stinks like hell.

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just go on and tell him, u'll save his next girlfriend some trouble!

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is he an orge?no!then tell him and save him a lot of futrue embarassment,period!

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if your man's mouth smell, you should tell him, but tell him in a good way and at the right time.

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you guys are talking of  tooth brush ,mouth wash and all that . You are just scratching the

surface. mechanical brushing and apllication of bacreriostatic mouth wash does  very little in this

chronic disease.

Please tell him to accompany you to see a dentist .Meanwhile, arrange with the dentist to

examine you first then your man after. You can never know how bruised his ego will be

if you go too frontal.

insist he does not smoke and does not take alcohol

ensure he desist fro taking junk food

let him take alot of water

let him floss his mouth regularly

In the interim when u are conversing give him a little gap and when

you hug put us face on his shoulder with nose taking fresh air behind his head.

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you guys are taalking of tooth brush ,mouth wash and all that . You arejust scratching the

surface. mechanical brushing and apllication of bacreristatic mouth wash does very little in this

chronic disease.

Please tell him to accompany you to see a dentist .Meanwhile arrange with dentist to

examine you first then your man after. You can never know how bruised his ego will be

if you go too frontal.

insist he does not smoke and does not take alcohol

ensure he desist fro taking junk food

let him take alot of water

let him floss his mouth regularly

In the interim when u are conversing give him a little gap and when

you hug put us face on his shoulder with nose taking fresh air behind his head.

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Haba Revive, (TMI) Too Much Information! Deep Kiss & Sex? Definitely TMI.

My Dear, I don't envy you. It's not as easy as it seems to tell anyone close that their mouth is smelly. U could keep talking about how uncomfortable and distasteful the affliction is and if u do it frequently enough giving make believe instances as basis then he may become sensitized and not want to fall into that category of people that you dislike. He would make a conscious effort to improve. Or you could stank your breath and see how well he takes it. If it's good for the goose, then the gander ought to have some too. Don't you think. Lots of Luck

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Look just tell him in a polite way.He might think its not true initially but this is the best way for him to know whats wrong and do sumthin bout it

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simply buy him tooth paste and a tooth brush on his bday and insist that he uses it

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hi lizzy. i really feel ur pain. but trust me, bad breath is so so repulsive. it's a bad turn off.u cant bear too long. and if u really really wanna settle down with this guy, u can stylishly without offending him tackle the issue.

start by buying him a new toothbrushg. oral b does nice ones. u can also drop mouthwash or dental floss in his house and after a while enquire abt whether or not he likes them. another style is to drop them in his shopping bag when u go shopping with him.

go girl, tackle it while u can. ignoring the tongue and under it is another cause of bad breath u can talk abt off handedly.

i wish u luck

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Ewwwwwwwwwww!

Smelly mouth, I rebuke you in the name of my health.

Get romantic and help him brush his teeth.

Start with a: "Sweetheart, today I am at your service".

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I once had a girl friend in the university who had this terrible MO,I told her straight away that she has bad breath and am going to get her a mouth wash,then i kissed her very well rightafter telling her though she didn't really respond to my kissing but it solved that problem.I made it a routine to brush before bed cos she was staying with me.Now she is works with one of the big banks and the breath problem has been sloved.

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Its called allitosis,most guys that are habitual drinkers tend to suffer from this.Also,keeping an imperfect hygiene causes it.

U can help him by getting a jordan soft tooth brush for him,tell him to brush his tongue,also ensure he uses diluted t.c.p to gaggle after brushing in the morning and night.

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everybody has mouth odour, its only that the degree varies - partly due to upbringing and general hygiene.

Its not something that cannot be taken care of, Yes, you can tell him his mouth stinks, and let him know you mean no insult, but coz u like him and want the best for him.

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God help some of the people who have responded to this topic exhibiting their folly. One thing I know is that there is no perfect human being on earth. The Bible describes man as "worm" Who will not smell? It takes less than 5 minutes of God withdrawing your breath and then the reality of who we are sets in.

If you truly love him, you would ask God to use you has an instrument in his life for him to overcome that. It is a problem that has a solution. In 1 Cor. 13, the Bible says love takes no scores of wrong. If not God wouldn't have sent His precious Son to die for you and I.

So common let us be real here.

The one whose poopoo does not smell should cast the first stone! For your education kindly read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halitosis

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pls my dear run for your dear life cos most of mouth odour are inherited dats natural nothing on earth can stop it.i once had a friend like dat just quit him cos i feel bad satying with him cos of the odour.unless the guy promise not to kiss you.

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sweet sweet @sweetlizzy still sweet even when something bothers genuinely.Just look at it this way.If you tell him the truth about his mouth odour you could have two possible outcomes and both are win win situations.

Outcome 1;he get offended and break the relationship.In this outcome u could get the chance of meeting a much better guy with better mouth odour.A win!!!

Outcome 2;If he loves you genuinely[i mean real love in the classical context,the romeo -juliet kinda thing] he will heed to the criticism and get help.in this you have helped solve his problem and i think in this one the love bond will become stronger.Also a winn

You could send me a reply so that i can know what you think.My email address is efeariaroo4real@yahoo.com

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DAMN! I really loathe people who've got smelly mouths and B.O's. It disgust me. If u live together or u normally visit him try and brush ya teeth n use mouth wash together in d evening & morning. This will get him used to d whole idea.

GOOD LUCK!

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TELL HIM! Plain & simple!

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IF THIS MO IS TRULY OUT OF HIS CONTROL,I WOULD SUGGEST SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN USED FOR CENTURIES.HOOK HIM UP WITH VODKA TO GAGGLE.THE MO IS GUARANTEED TO GO AWAY BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE VODKA SMELL!

ANYWAYS:

This is a very sensitive topic.Personally i couldn't and wouldn't manage a partner with bad breath.I feel that if you dnt have basic hygiene,then i cannot have an intimate relationship with you-because that would be disgusting.And i cannot start trying to strategise (nice) ways to sort the problem out.i don't have time 4 this and i dnt feel that it is my place to tell you-that wud be best done by someone in your family.MO is a major turn off for me and so relations between myself and such a female wudnt even go past the courtship stage.We would definitely never get into a relationship.

I have always believed that MO is as a result of poor oral hygiene ie not brushing properly or even at all.Brushing properly constitutes of brushing the back and front of your upper and lower sets of teeth,as well as their bases (the parts used to crunch) and your tongue (including the back of it).if you do this and use mouth wash afterwards (twice or even once a day) you should be ok.

i have heard that there are medical conditions (to do with the lungs) that cause BB but generally i see this arguement as a lame excuse! if u brush properly,i believe you shud still be ok-at least relatively.

To all those that suggested that mouth wash should be offered as a solution, i personally feel that this is wrong because mouthwash is not meant to be used as a sole means for oral cleanliness.It is meant to be used to aid brushing,as a supplement.Same goes for chewing gum etc.These things are not meant to replace brushing,they are supplements.If used alone,they can only "mask" the problem,and will only offer short term relief!

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Find a way of telling him. Like "do you usually have garllic in your dinner cause the garllic kind of gives you not too nice breath". You can then explain how much more effective brushing habit and use of mouthwash gives people nice breath. He will respect you in future for pointing that out to him rather than have it embarrass him in the public. Those that have bad breath and even body odour in most cases do not know that they do.

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I"LL SUGGEST YOU GET A BOTTLE OF ACID 4 UR BOYFRIEND INSTEAD OF ALL THIS MOUTHWASH AND TOOTPASTES ,AT LEAST THAT WILL DO THE WORK ONCE AND 4 ALL.GOOD LUCK TO YOU.

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ha ha ha aha!!! now that's funny,

Now u ask if u should tell him, Yes! if he is ur Boyfriend of Ur Friend or ur Brother, But Know this if u should or must do it 4 ur personel health and well being .

Just take him to coner and tell him in the most friendly way u can think of,

Good Luck.

De luv

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D truth is bitter

tellin him might make ur mouth bleed

but so sad for him. . . . b careful when u do

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dr holusola are you talking from experience or something

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Ever heard of hallitosis?most men that take alcoholic drinks or smoke cigarette suffer from this disease.Usually bad breath comes from the lungs.Also,abuse of antibiotics and other strong drugs can cause it.

I hereby advise that you tell your guy because he might not know,let him start from his toothbrush

1. get a soft jordan brush for him

2.Change his paste,preferably,Macleans

3.get t.c.p for him which he dilutes with warm water and gaggle every day and night or better still listerine mouth wash.

4.let him take plenty water after meals.

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My people say na preson friend de tell am say him teeth de smell.

So if you are his friend then tell him.Tell him you want to visit the dentist

and ask him if he doesn't going with you and tell him it would not be a bad idea if he had

the Dentist look into his own. Just make sure he goes with you.[/color][color=#990000][color=#990000][/color]

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what love has brought together,let no smell put assunder,abeg enjoy the smell while it lasts

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please advice him and tell him to see a dentist.

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so simple, send an anonymous SMS, have someone make an anonymous phone call, and advise him on the issue then, watch his response, but be careful u don't give urself away especially if he's smart. Also watch to see he changes for good b4 marrying, u don't want to be stuck with an incinerator for the rest of ur life.

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Sweetlizzy, sometimes it is the truth that really hits home base. Buy him spearmint gum and tell him with a lovely smile on your face that his breath stinks. He will appreciate you later on.

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Poster,

Go ahead and tell him but be mature

he might not know

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thank one of these advices nowooooowooooowwwwww

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LMAO chiki!

From your description, I think a movie or some short comedy clip should be made out of it!

I can see the both of you popping gum upon gum into your mouths and meanwhile, you are thinking, "Will this be enough gum this time?" Seriously though, for you to be with him for 2 years tells me there is something you are getting from him that is worth destroying a few of your white blood corpuscles.

RLMAO!!!

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