Whenever we meet new people, it’s instinctive for us to smile. A single, warm smile can bring in new friendships, new partnerships or simply lift someone’s mood up. Smiling, therefore, is a very important social asset.

And let’s face it, when we do, one of the first things people notice would be our teeth. This is why having beautiful, white teeth has become a very important part of our culture. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry even says that the most common thing people want to improve about their smile is often the whiteness of their teeth.

While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to have sparkling pearly whites, what worries us are the things that we do in order to achieve them. You may have seen a lot of home remedies and DIY teeth whitening treatments, but we warn you, not all of them are safe.

Here are some classic yet fool-proof ways to naturally brighten your teeth:

1. Consume a Smile-Friendly Diet

It’s been said that there food can be categorized as either smile-friendly or smile-challenging. Smile-challenging foods are acidic are threatening to your teeth, while smile-friendly foods are alkaline and are healthy for your teeth. Experts advise us to consume more smile-friendly foods like apples, sweet potatoes, cucumbers and carrots.

We highly recommend eating apples since are natural exfoliants that remove food stains in your teeth.

2. Don’t brush right away after eating

One of the reasons why teeth become dull and yellowish is because of stains coming from food like coffee, wine, and other sugary and acidic drinks. But according to the Mayo Clinic, if you’ve consumed any of those, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel.

Our recommendation: Rinse with water first to avoid stains, then brush 20-30 minutes after.

3. Maintain a superb oral hygiene, DAILY.

The most common culprit behind tooth discoloration is plaque build up. To prevent this, good old brushing and flossing can definitely do the job.

Our recommendation: Use Royale Dentrin toothpaste three times a day. It is packed with a very powerful ingredient called Nanoxim that helps with dental sensitivity, protects the tooth from damage caused by acids in food and drink, and makes teeth whiter.

Whether we like it or not, whether it’s our fault or not, teeth inevitably becomes yellowish as we age. We hope that these tips can help you slow that process or even reverse it.

These steps will help you maintain your teeth after taking Dentrin!