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News / January 14, 2009

TV presenter blasted for avoiding the dentist

by Guy Hiscott

Zoe Salmon, the Bangor-born former Blue Peter presenter and Miss Northern Ireland, has been blasted by the Dental Health Foundation for her recent remark that she has ‘naturally white teeth’ and hasn’t been to the dentist for 10 years.

Concerned that the children’s TV star should be ‘setting an example’, the Foundation’s chief executive Dr Nigel Carter reinforced that: ‘Our three key messages are to brush teeth twice a day, visit the dentist regularly and cut down on sugary snacks and drinks.’

Zoe, who is due to take part in the latest series of Dancing on Ice, is currently in Belfast for a last-minute training session at the Odyssey Arena.

Famously quoted for once saying she would ’try anything once’, one can only hope that will soon extend to visiting a dentist.