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Get glistening white teeth

Our top three tips for keeping your pearly whites shiny and healthy.

health and fitness Updated: Jul 01, 2011 01:15 IST

1 Straw smart: First and foremost avoid smoking and all those products that stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea and red wine, or use a straw while drinking them.

2 Avoid tea: Tea can cause more stains than coffee. Herbal teas and white teas erode enamel and stain teeth. Also, floss your teeth after meals.

3 Brushing basics: Brush your teeth immediately after consuming any stain-causing beverages or foods Brush your teeth twice a day and try to follow a good oral hygiene practices. Your toothbrush should be of good company. Consider touch up treatments every six months or after a year.

(with inputs from Dr. Ekta Chadha, Cosmetic Dentist)