We've all been there. In talking with a friend or coworker, you notice an unpleasant aroma. It seems to be coming from the other person when they open their mouth to speak. So how do you handle a situation in which someone you know has bad breath?
It may be helpful to understand the source of the person's problem. If it is a coworker who you notice has occasional halitosis, the condition may stem from foods eaten during lunch. Next time you're out with this person try subtly suggesting they avoid foods that may cause bad breath. Stay away from anything with garlic, onions or anything heavily spiced.
It may be a good idea in professional settings to maintain discretion. Addressing the situation too directly may cause strained relationship at the workplace. However, if it is a friend or family member who persistently has bad breath, a more direct approach may work better.
Try simply telling your loved-one that they have bad breath. Many people are unaware that they have the problem, and alerting them to the issue may enable them to take steps to fix it. They may benefit from specialty breath-freshening products like the line offered by TheraBreath.