Teeth Whitening Specialist

Saeid Badie, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Tucson, AZ

If your teeth have become yellowed and stained, you may want to brighten your smile with a professional teeth whitening treatment. At his practice in Tucson, Arizona, Saeid Badie, DDS, offers in-office Zoom® and at-home DayWhite and NiteWhite kits to give you whiter, healthier-looking teeth. Call Dr. Badie today or make an appointment online to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening

What are the available teeth whitening treatments?

Dr. Badie offers both in-office Zoom teeth whitening treatments as well as Philips DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home teeth whitening kits. Both products lift staining caused by coffee, tea, tobacco products and other lifestyle factors that can make your teeth yellow.

Before suggesting a whitening treatment, Dr. Badie examines your teeth to ensure that a topical teeth whitening treatment is the best option to brighten your smile. Some staining — for example, if you’ve had tooth trauma or your enamel is wearing away, and the darker interior is showing — is resistant to bleaching and may be better corrected with veneers, crowns, or dental bonding.

What should I expect during a teeth whitening treatment?

An in-office teeth whitening treatment takes approximately an hour. Dr. Badie begins by placing a soft plastic guard into your mouth to protect your lips and gums. Next, he applies the hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth.

Once he applies the gel, you relax while a special activating light shines on your teeth, stimulating the whitening process. You can read, watch television, or even nap while you have the treatment.

When the lightening process is complete, Dr. Badie removes the gel and the mouthguard. He finishes your appointment with a fluoride treatment to protect your teeth.

If you opt for at-home treatment, Dr. Badie provides dental trays and a hydrogen peroxide gel. He gives you instructions on how to use the at-home whitening kit, including how long you should wear the trays each day and how many weeks of treatment you need to lift your stains and brighten your smile.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Dr. Badie offers safe and effective teeth whitening treatments both in the office and for at-home use. Professional teeth whitening treatments use a higher percentage of hydrogen peroxide and amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) than you can buy in over-the-counter teeth whitening kits.

This means that you get faster results, shortening the amount of time that the gel is on your teeth, reducing your risk of sensitivity and other side effects. Also, professional treatments reduce the risk of the bleaching agent touching your gums and irritating them.

Call Dr. Badie or make an appointment online today for a whiter, healthier smile.