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    Hi,

    I recently kissed a girl for the first time. We were at a party and drinking lots of alcohol and before we kissed she took a mint and offered me one. Is this normal? If you've been drinking alcohol doesn't everyone's breath smell? Do you think she was just using this as a signal that she wanted to kiss me?

    Since this I've been looking at my tongue in the mirror. It has a really thin kind of whitish coating and more coating at the back of the tongue. Having looked online, this can sometimes indicate bad breath. I also have a dry mouth sometimes. But I always brush my teeth twice a day really well.

    No one has ever told me that I have bad breath but I'm feeling really worried about it now. What do you think? Thanks.
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    She could just be polite in offering you a mint while she was having one and not using it as a "you smell" signal. If I'm having a mint I offer everyone else one too, just out of politeness.

    If you want to check lick your wrist - using all of your tongue right up to the back - give it a second to dry and then sniff it. What I do. Or just cup your hands round your mouth/nose, breathe into them and sniff it, which is what everyone else seems to do.

    Alcohol does tend to make everyone stink. But if you're all drunk then no one notices. XD
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    The only thing your breath probably smelt of was alcohol, maybe she was just being polite and not having a mint herself and not offering you one. You should brush the plaque off your tongue nonetheless.
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    (Original post by wildbluesun)
    She could just be polite in offering you a mint while she was having one and not using it as a "you smell" signal. If I'm having a mint I offer everyone else one too, just out of politeness.

    If you want to check lick your wrist - using all of your tongue right up to the back - give it a second to dry and then sniff it. What I do. Or just cup your hands round your mouth/nose, breathe into them and sniff it, which is what everyone else seems to do.

    Alcohol does tend to make everyone stink. But if you're all drunk then no one notices. XD

    Thanks for the reply. Tried the lick the wrist test. It doesn't smell bad to me... hard to describe but just has what I associate with dried saliva smell. For you, is it completely odourless or is there a slight smell? Thanks.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thanks for the reply. Tried the lick the wrist test. It doesn't smell bad to me... hard to describe but just has what I associate with dried saliva smell. For you, is it completely odourless or is there a slight smell? Thanks.
    Very slight smell, what I would call dried saliva. I don't think anyone's ever told me I have had breath. Except in the morning after I've come home drunk and fallen into bed without brushing my teeth. (I am such a responsible adult.)

    You can always grab a close friend and ask if you can breathe all over them.
 
 
 
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