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Want whiter teeth? Why you’ll want to forget about the whitening strips and see your dentist instead

Teeth whitening kits are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason – a whiter smile can make you look years younger and give you more confidence. But if you’ve been using the over-the-counter whitening strips, gels, or toothpastes for some time, you might not be seeing the results you want. Most at-home whitening solutions are based on the same flawed ideas, which is why they generally won’t live up to your expectations. Instead, you’ll want to visit your Tucson dentist to learn about scientifically proven whitening options that actually work. So which whiteners work, and which ones don’t? Here’s what you need to know.

OVER-THE-COUNTER WHITENING OPTIONS: WHY THEY DON’T WORK

The at-home tooth whitening market has grown quite significantly in recent years. Many years ago, the whitening strips were the only option on the market. But now, if you don’t like the strips, you can try the gels, the chewing gums, the toothpastes, the mouth rinses, or the paint-on films. All of these at-home options use the same method to whiten your teeth: Peroxide. In theory, peroxide – like the hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide found in over-the-counter whiteners – should indeed whiten your teeth. But most of these peroxide-based solutions simply don’t work, because the peroxide in the whitener is too weak and diluted to have any effect on your teeth. One 2006 analysis of 25 different tooth whitening studies found that although at-home whitening products do tend to work compared to a placebo, the effects only last for a short time. The studies showing a positive effect were most likely biased, as they were either performed or funded by the manufacturers. In other words, there’s no reliable evidence that over-the-counter whiteners work.

DENTIST-APPROVED WHITENING MATERIALS FOR A BRIGHTER SMILE

So over-the-counter tooth whiteners aren’t reliable. But are there any scientifically validated options for those who want a whiter smile? As it turns out, your local Tucson dentist offers tooth whitening procedures and take-home kits that really work. Here at Badie Dental, we use the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System, a one-hour treatment based on proven science that gets real results. The Zoom! system consists of a topical gel that is applied to your teeth and a radiating lamp that enables the gel to penetrate deeper into each tooth. The Zoom! system is completely safe, and the treatment takes less than an hour. The typical tooth-whitening patient finds that their teeth are 8 shades whiter after the treatment. Independent studies have verified that the Zoom! Chairside Whitening System is at least 50% more effective than other systems.

We also offer DayWhite and NiteWhite Take-Home Kits, an at-home extension for the Zoom! system that is simple and effective.

FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT GIVES BEST RESULTS

Although an initial tooth whitening procedure will get your teeth several shades whiter in just one appointment, you’ll want to make sure you schedule follow-up appointments and use your take-home kits as directed to get the best results. In-office whitening solutions generally last two years, so you’ll want to come in for regular whitenings to keep your teeth looking great.

Having whiter teeth isn’t just about looking at your best. It’s about feeling at your best – feeling confident in your beautiful white teeth. And with a professional tooth whitening procedure, you can get the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. Want to learn more about how our professional tooth whitening procedure works? Call Badie Dental at (520) 325-3022 to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Badie was born and raised abroad but moved to the United States when he was just 19 years old to attend college and earn his dental degree. Dr. Badie completed his undergraduate degree in biology at a California State University before receiving his doctor of dental surgery (DDS) degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Sharp Barnes
5/5
1 year ago
Well trained staff! It’s always a warm welcome when visiting Dr. Badie. The patients satisfaction is truly a priority here. 10/10 I would recommend.
Shelly Jones
5/5
1 year ago
I am extremely petrified of dentists. Dr Badie was so patient with me, even when I was being a very hard patient. He gave me something to help with my anxiety. I had 8 teeth pulled at once. No pain whatsoever. Even the next day. No swelling, no pain. Even though I will still be scared every appointment, I know he can be trusted to be patient and gentle every step of the way.
Kelly Ann
5/5
1 year ago
I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
Jennifer Perkins
5/5
2 years ago
I have been going to Dr Badie for about 3+ years for my cleaning. All his staff are AWESOME! Everyone is so nice and professional. I had my cleaning and filling done, and it was painless. Thank you all for making my teeth beautiful as always!
Richard Nordenberg
5/5
2 years ago
I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
larissa bos
5/5
2 years ago
I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!
Irene Meza
5/5
2 years ago
I can’t say enough about Dr. Badie and his team. Samantha is the first person to see when you walk in the door, she’s warm and very comforting. She explains everything you need to know regarding your insurance and also the procedures. Angelica is the lead assistant she’s kept me informed as to what will be done as far as the procedure during my dental appointment. She was also very comforting and knowledgeable. Dr. Badie made me feel extremely at ease. I’ve never been to a dentist office where everyone made me feel so welcome and comfortable. Going to the dentist is definitely not somewhere you want to go but with Dr Badie he made all my worries go away. My teeth need a lot of work and he assured me he can make my teeth look amazing again. There’s no words to describe how blessed I am to be seen by Dr. Badie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I would definitely recommend this place!! 💓
Sabastian Rodriguez
5/5
2 years ago
Today I went in for my first check up.The whole staff was amazing. Dentist Badie really does care. He took his time with me to develop a plan with my teeth. I felt such a relief when he said that my teeth can be saved. Now myself I do not have insurance but the way they broke everything down made it super affordable for me. This place Is definitely worth it.

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What our customers say

Sharp Barnes
5/5
1 year ago
Well trained staff! It’s always a warm welcome when visiting Dr. Badie. The patients satisfaction is truly a priority here. 10/10 I would recommend.
Shelly Jones
5/5
1 year ago
I am extremely petrified of dentists. Dr Badie was so patient with me, even when I was being a very hard patient. He gave me something to help with my anxiety. I had 8 teeth pulled at once. No pain whatsoever. Even the next day. No swelling, no pain. Even though I will still be scared every appointment, I know he can be trusted to be patient and gentle every step of the way.
Kelly Ann
5/5
1 year ago
I am so so excited to get my teeth fixed this is the best dentist office in Tucson hands down there so nice, not judgemental, And do spectacular work. Rachel is so amazing and so awesome she has been nothing but helpful and a delight to deal with. Everything about this experience getting my teeth fixed so far has been perfect now that I found this dentist office. While Most of the other places I had gone were unwilling to actually help me and were very judge mental of me because of my situation and needing to get my entire mouth restored after using drugs for 20 years, even after getting clean and saving up money I was still treated with such disrespect it was like disgusting and I am so grateful for Rachel and Dr. Badie & their team For being so compassionate and professional and fur doing all that they can to help me thank you guys so much you’re so amazing I hope that other people find & choose you so that you can help them too! I will forever be grateful to you guys And I’m so blessed to have found you thank you
Jennifer Perkins
5/5
2 years ago
I have been going to Dr Badie for about 3+ years for my cleaning. All his staff are AWESOME! Everyone is so nice and professional. I had my cleaning and filling done, and it was painless. Thank you all for making my teeth beautiful as always!
Richard Nordenberg
5/5
2 years ago
I’ve had a few good Dentists over many years but Dr. Badie’s office is by far the best and most pleasant to visit. Hard decisions are easier to make with their advice and council that can be trusted. He and his entire staff could not be better trained and professional in their work and office manner. It may sound a bit much but this is true, both my wife and I look forward to our appointments as the pleasant experiences they are. There should be 6 stars….Make that 7!
larissa bos
5/5
2 years ago
I received excellent dental care from Dr. Badie and his very friendly and efficient assistant Diane. Dr. Badie is very competent, detailed, compassionate, and thoroughly explains recommended treatment. His staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Wonderful experience, highly recommended!