Teeth Whitening


Steven H. Charng, DDS

General Dentist located in Arcadia, CA

Professionally whitened teeth can touch up your smile, putting a pep in your step and hugely boosting your confidence. At UDental’s Arcadia, California office, Dr. Steven Charng offers both in-office procedures and take-home whitening trays to get your teeth several shades brighter. To schedule a teeth whitening, call or use the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening bleaches your teeth with substances that contain a high concentration of carbamide peroxide. Such bleaching agents break stains into less noticeable pieces, so the natural whiteness of your teeth shines more prominently.

Your teeth can grow discolored or stained because of lifestyle habits like using tobacco or your diet. In many cases, it’s a variety of troublesome, staining foods and drinks that cause your teeth to become yellow. These include coffee, dark teas, and red wine.

If your teeth are discolored due to any of those factors, teeth whitening is an excellent option for quickly and simply improving your smile.

What are my teeth whitening options?

Dr. Charng offers in office whitening by Philips Zoom® that whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. The entire procedure takes about an hour, so you can come in on your lunch break. Your teeth are coated with Zoom whitening which is packed with a bleaching agent, and Dr. Charng uses LED lights to accelerate the whitening process.

After the procedure, you feel minimal tooth sensitivity and can resume your everyday activities. In just 60 minutes, you’re flashing a significantly brighter smile to the world.

Dr. Charng also offers custom-fit, at-home whitening trays from Ultradent Opalescence that you can wear on your own time. In as little as a week, you can have a much whiter smile with an easy-to-follow at-home routine.

How long do results from teeth whitening last?

Your teeth whitening results should be long-lasting, but it usually depends on how well you take care of your teeth afterward. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as avoiding food and drink known to stain teeth, can help you avoid the discoloration that brought you in for a teeth whitening in the first place.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is perfectly safe, especially when a professional like Dr. Charng does the procedure. In some cases, your teeth and gums might feel sensitive right after treatment. This will subside on its own.

If it’s time to touch up your smile, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment to find out more about your teeth whitening options.