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Quite a few ways of whitening our teeth are available to us. You can get products over the counter or even visit the dentist for some professional treatment. However, our office provides a service that is sort of a combination of those two things, namely custom whitening trays.

The trays look very similar to the plastic retainers that straighten your teeth like braces do, but this is not their purpose. We use impressions of your teeth to make sure they match and fit on your teeth. We also provide a whitening gel, which you put into the trays, and you then place the tray on your teeth. The trays hold the gel in place while it bleaches out the stains on your teeth to give you a whiter smile.

We understand that some of you may wonder whether the gel is safe for your teeth. Rest assured that we would not offer it to you if it were not, though we will explain some things that may happen.

Your teeth may feel sensitive after a session with the gel, but they should return to normal after a while. The gel may also cause irritation if it gets on your gums, but it should also not last a long time either, and you can avoid it if you are careful. Neither should be a major concern for you, even if they are annoying.

If you feel a custom whitening tray would be a good option for you, we provide them here at Abbas Nejad DDS in Laveen, Arizona. Our dentist, Dr. Abbas Nejad , can guide you through the process and answer questions you may have. Call us at 602-237-7878 , and we will figure out a time for your visit.