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White teeth for a bright smile

health-and-fitness Updated: Jul 10, 2012 20:22 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times
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Here's how to get that perfect smile:

1. Use whitening products: A number of whitening mouthwash and toothpaste variants are available in the market, to get rid of mild stains on the teeth. However, consult your dentist before buying one.

2. Rub orange peel: The inner white part of an orange peel is effective if rubbed on the teeth regularly. It’s a great natural way of reducing yellowness.

3. Baking soda helps: Brushing your teeth twice a day with baking soda will help turn your teeth white in two to four weeks time. You could also clean the tongue using baking soda in order to prevent bad breath.

4. Brush after every meal: Food particles stick and settle in small gaps between the teeth, increasing the chances of tooth cavity. Brush for a couple of minutes after every meal for healthy white teeth.

5 Bleaching is effective: Bleaching trays are specially made for each person. Fill the mould with whitening solution and place it over the teeth. A natural bleaching remedy would be using strawberry pulp on the teeth, only that this is a gradual process.

(With inputs from Dr. Anil K Chandna, VP, Delhi Dental Council)