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1. Have good dental hygiene
It’s not enough to just brush your teeth twice a day. If possible, try to include flossing and rinsing with mouthwash (try: Listerine Total Care Zero, available at Watsons) into your daily routine. Flossing helps get rid of food in hard-to-reach areas, which in turn leads to preventing gum disease. Do note though, that incorrect flossing can damage your gums.

2. Eat right
Skip the chemical treatments by opting for the natural way out instead. There are foods that’ll help you get whiter teeth naturally thanks to the variants of vitamin C, natural acids, or simply thanks to its crunchy texture that serves as a sort of exfoliator for the surface of your teeth.

Here’s a list to help you get started.

  • Raw broccoli
  • Apples
  • Orange skin
  • Strawberries
  • Carrots
  • Cheese
  • Seeds and nuts

3. Use natural remedies
Like DIY face masks, there are pastes that can help brighten your smile. These usually include a mix of lemon juice and baking soda, strawberry mash and baking soda, coconut oil (also known as oil pulling), or an apple cider vinegar rinse. 

4. Use whitening toothpaste 
Keep stains at bay by using home products such as whitening toothpaste (try: iWhite instant Whitening Toothpaste) or mouthwash. Although, you’ll have to remember that if you’ve got permanent stains already, you’ll still have to visit the dentist to get rid of those.

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