Aesthetic Considerations At Ocean Dental

What Is Internal Bleaching?

An infection of the dental pulp can give the tooth a darkened, discolored appearance on the outside. Regular whitening procedures cannot treat this kind of discoloration, which is why Ocean Dental offers internal bleaching, a method of whitening a tooth from the inside out. After a root canal is performed to remove the infected pulp, a safe sodium perborate paste is placed inside the tooth to break down stains from previous decay and giving the tooth a whiter color.

How Is Internal Bleaching Different Than Other Teeth Whitening Treatments?

As the name suggests, internal bleaching is for the inside of the tooth. Normal whitening options, such as toothpastes, rinses, and whitening gels — and even professional treatments with your dentist — only affect the outside of the tooth. Internal bleaching offered at Ocean Dental can improve your oral health and restore that bright, happy smile!

Come To Us With Your Internal Bleaching Questions

If you have a problem tooth that doesn’t match the rest of your smile, internal bleaching could be the solution for you. Call us at 805-736-6550 today if you have any questions, and set up an appointment so that Dr. Dahlquist can determine whether you are a candidate for internal bleaching.