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A healthy, radiant smile is no accident. It involves building good oral hygiene habits and having regular professional dental cleanings to maintain those pearly whites. Diligent daily brushing and flossing keep your teeth and gums looking their best.

At the dental office of Thomas Bell, DDS located in La Grange, Illinois, Dr. Thomas Bell and our team have seen that the number one change patients request is for a whiter smile. So, what are some things that can stain and discolor healthy teeth?

1- Food and beverages: berries, certain candies, coffee, tea, and red wine can attach to the tooth enamel and stain it.

2- Tobacco use: tar and nicotine can darken teeth.

3- Medications: drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, antihistamines, and high blood pressure medications can alter tooth enamel.

4- Age: as enamel thins out over time, the yellower dentin layer beneath comes through.

5- Trauma: injury can darken tooth color because the tooth creates more dentin in response to an injury.

Are your teeth losing their luster? Are they yellowing? If so, we would like to help. Our team at Thomas Bell, DDS can lighten your teeth several shades using an in-office whitening system. We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening for our patients in La Grange, Illinois, as well as the surrounding areas of Western Springs, Oak Park, Brookfield, Countryside, Forest Park, and Hinsdale, Illinois.

Please give us a call today at 708.469.6006 if you are interested in learning how Dr. Thomas Bell’s teeth whitening treatments can help. You don’t have to wait any longer to have a whiter, more radiant smile!