Usually I have a pack of gum / candy in my bag.
If this is a person I know well, then in such cases I just take out the gum / candy, eat it myself and accidentally offer it to the interlocutor.
If the person is an outsider, I step aside at arm's length (to be out of the reach of such smells).
No need to say. As it has already been said here: to make a comment is not nice . Calmly, defiantly, take out the garlic (always carry it with you along with keys and condoms), throw 15 cloves in your mouth, reduce the distance between your faces to two millimeters, and start chewing widely, preferably with abundant spray. The effect is guaranteed, and the method is approved by leading experts in the field of social interaction.
-I have gum. Will you?
-Listen, here by the flyer you can get a free consultation with a dentist. Go, it won't be superfluous.
-Let's bang a glass of Listerine!
In grade 5, I was put at the first desk, and the new Russian language teacher had problems with freshness of breath. And I was sitting right in front of her and the whole lesson inhaled this horror. Somehow, unable to withstand this stench, I covered my nose and mouth with my hand, to which the teacher made a remark, they say, sit normally, there is nothing to cover with my hand. It was offensive and I couldn't tell her anything.
But the second case with a smelly mouth, one might say, saved me)) I overslept at school and was wildly late. I didn’t have time to brush my teeth, let alone eat. And at recess, a classmate who loved to fuck before me sits down with me, and begins to pester me furiously. I understood that I would not get off just like that, but I had a weapon in the form of unclean teeth, which I used. This reduced his ardor and he quickly retreated))
I had a dude in my class who smelled really bad. Many shunned him, and the "elite" of our class often spoke about his smell loudly, to the whole class, causing laughter. Of course, he became withdrawn. This I mean that if someone smells bad, then you don't need to tell him about it at least publicly, probably he knows about it himself. Poor nutrition, stomach problems, food that smells out of the mouth. Better to suggest candy or gum.
If you still want to communicate or just need to, it is better to choose the most favorable moment. Wrap up with a joke. Or know-how, just ask: "listen, I think my breath smells, don't you? Or it seems? Do you know why this happens?" Like it or not, the interlocutor will pay attention to it and can try to breathe himself. You should always start with yourself.
Being not the most tactful person, I ask: "How long have you treated your teeth?", "Is everything okay with your stomach?"
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Hi, I recently noticed that somehow I got out of a negative rating thanks to a comment on the question of male nipples.
But on the matter - when I take out the gum, they ask me to give it, I think if I really won't be happy with bad breath, I'll just start opening my Orbit.
Still, Kondaurova gave the only and correct answer. If you think that most people have a "bad breath" because they don't brush their teeth or were too drunk yesterday, you are mistaken. These are usually gastrointestinal problems. And it looks like this:
(for pregnant women) - step aside, have you forgotten that the water can go straight to my shoe ?!
(for the blind) - quo vadis, infectia! (where are you going, infection!)
(for the deaf) - are you banging your ears?
(for old people) - stop spoiling the air! And don't forget, you're under pressure - you'll throw up some more!
I have a personal life hack, so far not a single person has taken offense (but I do not exclude such a possibility). Purely my experience, not advice to the questioner.
I usually pretend to be concerned and ask if everything is okay with a person with a liver. The correct combination of facial expressions and intonation in a person (got his finger in the sky), who knows about problems in the body (even an unfamiliar one) develops an understanding of the essence of the question asked and takes the necessary manipulations to eliminate such inconvenience.
In people without health problems, the phrase "you have a characteristic odor from the mouth, you should pay attention to your health" causes two types of reactions - worry about your own health or, again, manipulation to eliminate unpleasant odor.
If a person is a stranger to you, then it is better to remain silent. And if this is a close person: a friend, relative, beloved, then speak directly. Why walk around and around?
Damn, my friend, I'm sorry, your breath smells!
And that's it, business. He may grumble, twist, but he will make a conclusion. Here you need not be offended, but take measures.
Fresh breath for everyone!
I remember there was such a case: I met a friend and we went somewhere on business, I was telling him some story. And suddenly, all of a sudden, a friend asks: "Would you like gum?" I replied that I do not want to, thanks. We continue to talk, and suddenly he again: "Sereg, will you have some gum?" - And then it dawned on me what was happening) I took the chewing gum and we went on.
This is what I mean: if your good friend's mouth smells, there is nothing wrong to say about it and suggest chewing gum, but if it smells from a stranger - it is better to remain silent and move away)
Somehow in the past, in the fifth class, a girl who was my neighbor suddenly said sharply: "Your breath stinks so much!" Before leaving school, every morning I started with buying gum at a stall near the school. This resulted in stomach problems.
Now, as a 23-year-old guy, I never allow myself to talk to a person closer than an arm's length, and in general, I try to speak a little to the side, even though I am confident in the freshness of my breath. Here is such a childhood trauma. Severinova, burn in hell.
Nothing. According to the rules of etiquette, it is wrong and indecent to make comments to another person, especially in public. Not with a look, not a word, not a gesture. And even more so, inform other people about it. People are different and can react in different ways. If next to you someone chomps, smokes, and you do not smoke, if someone smells bad from somewhere, silently, in a quiet way, without embarrassing the other person, you should stand up and step aside. It is always necessary to keep an eye on oneself, the only and only one, to improve and improve oneself. If a remark is made to you, smile and say: "Thanks for the criticism!"
In such cases, I kind of "just like that" offer a person chewing gum or any other means to eliminate bad breath.
And if you still need to say exactly, then something like "I don't want you offend, but your breath smells bad. " Although in this case there is a possibility, and not a small one, that the person will still be offended.