My boyfriend’s breath is extremely bad and smell like trash.
Disclaimer: My bf has a rare throat disease that causes bad breath!!! I am fully aware of this and accept it. I know he will never not have bad breath. However…
He doesn’t properly take care of his mouth either. He never flosses, he denies tonsil stones exist despite the smell of them being strongly on his breath, and doesn’t brush his teeth daily.
I find poor dental hygiene in a relationship to be unacceptable. But because he has a disability that makes it worse, I have a hard time being stern about this, yet you’d think if he is already predisposed to bad breath, that he’d take care of his mouth…
I also think a simple mouthwash before kissing (without needing to be asked) can go a long way. He’s prone to bad breath with his disease, but that doesn’t mean he can never not have good breath if he tried.
It also doesn’t help that I have an extremely sensitive nose.
I’m more than willing to look past the bad breath which he cannot help, but he doesn’t even take steps to make it better.
And it’s so bad that I cannot even face his direction in the morning or night before brushing without wanting to puke.
- Since you asked for advice, mine is to break things off. I know this sounds extreme, but this man doesn’t respect you or those around him. He knows he’s predisposed to horrible breath, yet does absolutely nothing to rectify the situation.
His condition is not a disability; it’s not even that relevant. His breath would be rancid even if he didn’t have that, simply because he does not brush every day. A grown man should not have to be babied and coaxed into basic oral hygiene.
Personally, I don’t can’t imagine being even remotely attracted to somebody with habitually horrible breath who does nothing to keep his mouth clean.
- You’re braver than me. I couldn’t kiss someone that might give me gingivitis from his bacteria ridden mouth.