9 Ways to Get Your “Bad Breath Boyfriend” to Take Care of His Oral Hygiene

No matter how much you love your boyfriend, it’s tough if you can’t stand the smell of his breath—and this is not something that’s easy to tell anyone. How can you prompt him to improve his oral hygiene without hurting his feelings? We surveyed women and came up with these 9 strategies for getting him to freshen up.

1. Casually offer him a mint, just saying, “Do you want one?”

“I offer him a mint whenever I’m having one.” Use this approach to subtly encourage him to take minty gum and tablets. By offering him a mint after each meal, you encourage him to tend to his breath in a natural way and help him make it a habit.