Itís a tiny electronic bad breath detector. The BreathAlert
wonít tell you if other people have bad breath; you donít need
any help with thatÖ youíll know. Whatís sometimes hard to know
is if your own breath smells bad. Bad breath comes from many
different sources Ė not just onions and garlic Ė and we aren't
always aware when our own breath is offensive to others. Most
people are too polite (or embarrassed) to tell you that your
breath stinks. Thatís where the BreathAlert comes in handy.
Itís silent and can be used quite discreetly. You simply push
the button and breathe into it. Within seconds, it shows your
reading on a graphic display, ranging from level one (fresh as
a daisy) to level four (your breath will wilt flowers). You
can also do before-and-after checks to see if your breath
mints are working. The
BreathAlert is from Tanita, and sells for $30.