I’ am a strict mother, says Madhuri Dixit

When it comes to health, Madhuri Dixit does not make any compromise. She makes sure that her two sons, Arin and Raayan brush their teeth twice a day. She is a strict mother when it comes to health and never let them to go to bed without brushing teeth.

“There is one thing that I am really strict about my kids and that is (making sure that they are) brushing teeth twice a day. No matter how tired they are or how late they are arriving after attending birthday parties, I make sure that they brush their teeth," Madhuri told reporters.

"I think that is very important. Brushing teeth for two minutes every morning and night is very important,” said the actress, who is the face of oral care brand Oral B.

Madhuri, who married Sriram Nene, a doctor, in 1999, feels that it is necessary to have a healthy family.

“A healthy smile shows a happy family because they all represent health when they smile healthy. So I think it is very important for a family to establish a good smile,” said Madhuri, who was recently shooting for a new Oral B toothpaste ad campaign.

Madhuri who acted in blockbusters like ‘Tezaab’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Tridev’, ‘Parinda’, ‘Dil’, ‘Sailaab’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ feels that a “smile says a thousand words and when you smile, the world smiles with you.”

“I think smile sends a very positive message so it important to take care of it. When you have good teeth, you don`t hesitate to smile and it also gives you confidence. So when you are confident, it changes your life as well," she said, stressing on the importance of brushing right twice, and visiting the dentist every six months.

The diva feels modernisation is good but it should not take a toll on one's health.  Madhuri said: "Anything in moderation is fine. If you drink coffee throughout the day, it won`t be good for teeth - neither for health! So, we just do everything in moderation.

"If I drink tea, I do so twice a day and that`s it. I don`t overdo it. No caffeine all the time or no soda drink all the time,” said the actress, who was lately seen in ‘Gulab Gang’ and ‘Dedh Ishqiya’.