Just clearing the air

PR Newswire Europe Limited

Just clearing the air

Edited By Simon Goodley
The Daily Telegraph (29 April 2004)

Wandering past The Dentist, the unimaginatively named tooth puller on Greyfriars Passage, I notice an ad for a free breath test. Is this a way of checking you’re under the limit so you can return to the office, I wonder? “It’s a Halimeter,” explains receptionist Hali, sorry Hayley, “and is a way of checking if you’ve got bad breath.” Score as high as 500, and you can knock down walls with a single breath, and even a pitiful 40 is, says Hayley, enough to warrant a go with the hygienist.

The highest score she’s come across so far is 240. Was it someone from Merrill Lynch’s vast offices next door? “That’s classified,” says Hayley.”But I will say that all of our patients have great breath—after they leave.”