Stick your tongue out as far as you can and lick the inner surface of the wrist, where ladies put perfume. Wait four seconds and smell.
How one gets rid of bacteria depends on the cause. We make a diagnosis and treat the problem using chemical preparations and mechanical devices.
We have tools, sticks and brushes for every eventuality - like the tongue cleaner. If patients do what we say, it takes between two and four weeks for them to have breath so pristine it can't be noticed.
Most patients have had the problem for 10 to 20 years, and hundreds contemplate suicide. We treat lords, street sweepers and pop stars. Our age range is nine months to 84 years old. We also see a lot of halitophobics, people who think they've got bad breath and haven't"
Philip Stemmer is a leading dental surgeon at the Fresh Breath Centre in west London (0171-935 1666)Reuse content