Experience Deep Teeth Whitening with Internal Teeth BleachingTeeth whitening is the term given to cosmetically improving the appearance of your smile by removing staining and discoloration. There are many over-the-counter products available that claim to whiten teeth, but often, for patients with a single “dead” tooth, these products don't make much of a difference in brightening the tooth’s appearance.
How Do Problem Teeth Develop?Patients who have one very dark tooth diminishing the quality of their smile are usually exhibiting signs of extensive decay and damage to the inner structures of the tooth. Infected or dead tooth pulp, can make a tooth appear much darker than surrounding, healthy teeth. If you are experiencing a severely damaged tooth that is detracting the quality of your smile, we can clean out the infected material to save your tooth and restore its natural white appearance.
What Is Internal Bleaching?Internal bleaching is a method of whitening a tooth from the inside out. First, a root canal is performed to remove any pulp that is infected. Then, safe sodium perborate paste is placed deep inside of the tooth. This material reacts with stains and dissolves their particles, making the teeth appear whiter. After a root canal, your tooth is sealed to prevent further damage.
How Is Internal Bleaching Better Than Other Teeth Whitening Treatments?Whitening treatments that act on the outer layer of the enamel, such as toothpastes, mouth rinses and teeth whitening gels, only treat the surface of the teeth. Teeth that appear darkened due to damage or infection are not likely to respond to whitening treatments that only affect the surfaces of teeth. The internal bleaching teeth whitening treatments that we perform can improve your oral health and restore your bright, happy smile.
What Should I Do Following Internal Bleaching Treatment?
While an internal bleaching treatment can leave an affected tooth several shades whiter, its results are not permanent. It’s possible to discolor the treated tooth, and other teeth, by eating and drinking foods that cause stains, such as coffee, tea, and red wine. By avoiding food and lifestyle choices that contribute to staining as much as possible, you can help prolong the results of treatment and continue enjoying your white, attractive smile. You can prevent instances of decay and damage in healthy teeth by practicing good oral health, such as regular brushing and flossing.