Tuesday 22 October 2019

BBC bitterly sorry for its lemon tooth-whitener tip

THE BBC has apologised for a programme which advised viewers to whiten their teeth by using lemons.

The tip was given on BBC1's Smart Spenders, a programme which gives "rules to riches" advice to families on saving money.

The programme got into hot water on March 30, when it tackled cheap alternatives to expensive tooth-whitening treatments.

Money expert Jane Furnival suggested that viewers could use lemon rind.

But the British Dental Health Foundation complained, saying it was "shocked" by the advice and that rubbing teeth with lemons could erode enamel.

The BBC has now apologised and recommended against the use of lemons.

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