Have a read through some helpful answers to ‘frequently asked questions’ we receive about our teeth whitening service.

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1. Is the teeth whitening treatment safe?

Our treatment is 100% safe! We use a high quality CE approved gel with our dental laser technology. This is one of our very common frequently asked questions.

Many years of scientific research have proven that laser treatment is also good for the gums, as laser light kills the bacteria that causes gum disease.

We pride ourselves on our teeth whitening treatment being very safe. Our Qualified Technicians use the same equipment and whitening products that the local dental clinics use.

We protect the lips and the lining of the mouth during the procedure. There are no injections, or drilling required during use. You just simply sit back, relax and enjoy your teeth whitening experience.

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2. How long will my teeth whitening result last for?

This depends on each person. The timescale and long lasting effects will be sustained according to each ones habits, diets and lifestyle. Eating and drinking colouring agents do have an effect on the teeth. How much tea do you drink? or red wine etc. and do you eat lots of curries, or smoke? These all have a bearing effect. We are happy to educate you through these dietary recommendations. The results can be more effective than traditional home kits sold online, or over the counter. Read our blog on Professional Teeth Whitening vs Home kits.

On average, 1 session should lighten the teeth by 4-5 shades. We will then measure these before and after and make the notes with you.

People see their change last for between 3 months to 3 years depending on lifestyle.

We do have clients who come back to us for special occasions such as weddings, parties etc. and other clients who just want the one off fresher, cleaner and brighter smile for work.

We are 100% customer driven and will help you based on your requirements which is why we put some of these frequently asked questions together for you.

3. How long does the treatment itself take?

Our treatment last for 1 hour with x3 20 minute intervals included, to make up the hour.

We apply our high quality whitening gel at the beginning and two further times during the treatment process.

At the beginning and end we will assess the teeth shade difference, and discuss your next steps.

If you have had discolorations build up over the years, these should be removed on your first treatment.

4. Will my crowns or veneers go whiter?

Our cosmetic laser whitening technology will not make fillings, crowns or veneers whiter.

They will only be returned to their original colour. It’s common practise to whiten your natural teeth the best you can and then replace the crowns or veneers to match your new whiter teeth.

5. Will the treatment be painful?

No. We use the latest dental laser teeth whitening technology, and non peroxide gels. This causes no pain, or discomfort.

We do recommend light brushing and refraining from coloured drink and food for 24 hours after treatment. We will explain this more to you.

6. Why should I use Star Whitening and not other whitening methods?

Our laser power whitening method will whiten your teeth immediately. This is our passion and expertise. We only invest in the most up to date technology where most other whitening services use older techniques.

The experience you will have and the whitening result is a totally different level in comparison to over the counter, or home whitening products.

Professional teeth whitening vs home kits comparison chart

Professional teeth whitening vs home kits comparison chart

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7. Is it advisable to get my teeth cleaned at the dentist first?

No, not before the appointment as this may create extra sensitivity, so we would recommend a few days at least before, if you wanted to.

8. Is the Star Whitening Treatment suitable for everyone?

Our service is suitable for removing surface exterior stains.

You can always check with our staff first if you’re not sure.

9. Why is our service better than anyone else?

You have to be careful with teeth whitening, as it can be can be very harmful. If you use cheap inferior products or if the technician is not fully qualified and trained this can be detrimental to your teeth.

Giving our customers a beautiful white smile is our passion. We only operate the latest technology and the highest quality gels to ensure you get the desired results.

All our technicians are friendly, fully trained and experienced. We explain to you step by step throughout your treatment what is going on and pride ourselves on our customer care.

10. What is the difference between our whitening service, and other whitening suppliers?

We only specialise in teeth whitening laser systems, and invest in the most up to date technology available to you.

11. What are the Teeth Whitening Prices? – Essex and London

There are many varying factors to take into consideration when deciding on the best teeth whitening prices in Essex. These can be based on the type of service you choose and the product or service provider.

Typical over the counter, or online teeth whitening kits can be from as little as £10. However, kits at these prices will speak or themselves. We believe in the professional approach where quality, support and excellent teeth whitening results matter.

Extreme care should always be applied to any treatment as your teeth are very important and you need to look after them.

Our price for our professional teeth whitening service is £99, however local dental clinics can charge £250 for a home kit DIY (do it yourself) product, or £300+ for the same laser technology that we use.

Read more on our latest pricing here or check out our latest treatment packages.

12. What’s the difference between bleaching and whitening?

Firstly, the difference between home whitening kits and laser treatment is the timescale to get results. Home kits and gels can take up to 2 weeks if they are used regularly to achieve some results where as laser treatment will get results after 1 hour.

Now lets look at the terms bleaching and whitening. Whitening is really the overall term used for getting your teeth whiter whereas bleaching depends on what gel treatment you are using and the chemicals involved. For instance, non-peroxide gels may not be termed as bleaching and these are the gels we use. You can read more about bleaching vs whitening here.

Non-peroxide gels are safe, with no pain or side effects because they do not contain peroxide. Peroxide is a bleaching agent and can cause irritation to the gums and damage to the enamel with excessive use. Please speak to one of our Qualified Whitening Technicians and we can discuss this further.

13. What are the benefits of our Professional Teeth Whitening Service?

The main benefits for our clients are as follows:

  • Longer lasting results better than online, or over-the-counter DIY kits
  • The treatment has no pain, or side effects
  • It’s the safest way to whiten teeth for the best instant results
  • Treatment is supported by our qualified professional teeth whitening technicians
  • You can choose with multiple treatments how white you want your teeth to go
  • You may only need one treatment and will depend on the current discoloration of your teeth
  • Reliable treatment that will guarantee you results
  • You can whiten teeth up to 14 shades whiter based on our assessment chart.

14. Are Teeth Whitening Kits Bad for Your Teeth?

Provided you follow the instructions, teeth whitening kits should not be bad for your teeth. You should practice caution if you have sensitive teeth however as the chemicals in the kit can possibly cause irritation. Legally all home kits should be non-peroxide gels and by using the right whitening gels like ours you can still achieve great results!

15. Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?

Again, provided you follow the instructions carefully, there should be minimal risk. However there is the risk of damage to teeth or gums if a home kit is not used correctly.

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16. How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Essentially, teeth whitening involves bleaching and whitening the teeth to enlighten their colour and return your smile to a natural whiteness. You can read more on our helpful teeth whitening article here.

17. How is Teeth Whitening Done?

This usually involves a bleaching gel. Laser assisted treatments are available from qualified teeth whitening practices.

18. What Teeth Whitening Works?

The safest and most effective teeth whitening methods are available professional clinics. However we always recommend to do your own research when looking to buy a home kit by reading up on the reviews and ingredients.

19. What Teeth Whitening Do Celebrities Use?

Whilst some celebrities swear by home remedies such as coconut oil, or porcelain veneers, most celebrities tend to rely on professional whitening treatments.

20. What Teeth Whitening Method Works Best?

Whilst results from different methods may vary from person to person, the safest and most efficient teeth whitening treatments are carried out by qualified practitioners.

21. When Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work?

Teeth whitening may not work when the treatment isn’t strong enough for the level of discolouration. For example, teeth heavily discoloured due to a medical condition may not respond to a home whitening kit and will require professional attention. Age can play a part as well. Some people aged over 60 may not respond as well to conventional teeth whitening methods. All you can really do is try.

22. Is Teeth Whitening Worth the Money?

This depends on how important white teeth are to you and if you can afford the treatment. It is hard to put a price on the confidence and self-esteem brought about by a pearly white smile! This also depends on how much is being charged.

23. Will Teeth Whitening Remove Plaque?

Plaque needs to be removed before whitening to increase the effectiveness of the whitening treatment. A professional scale and polish from a professional is recommended.


24. Are Teeth Whitening Strips Safe and Effective?

Whitening strips for use at home can sometimes produce uneven results as the strip may not fit the entire tooth. Provided they are used according to the instructions they should be safe however.

25. Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe and Effective?

For the most part, yes. Home whitening kits contain less powerful bleaching agents than their professional dental equivalents. For this reason, they are safer but not quite as effective for heavier discolouration.

26. Are Teeth Whitening Pens Safe and Any Good?

If you have sensitive teeth, whitening pens may effect some tingling but this should pass pretty quickly. Whitening pens are good for keeping teeth white after a more effective initial whitening treatment, but may not be as effective in the first place.

27. How Does Teeth Whitening Work at Home?

You can try natural remedies such as brushing gently with baking soda, or there are also home whitening kits, strips and pens available.

28. Are Teeth Whitening Kits Any Good?

Home whitening kits can certainly produce some impressive results, but in cases of strong discolouration or deep interior staining it’s recommended that you visit your local dentist.


29. Can Whitening Remove Stains?

Yes it can! The bleaching agents in the whitening treatment are formulated to break down and remove staining.

30. Can I drink Tea After Teeth Whitening?

You can, but we would recommend cutting back if possible; tea contains tannins which are known to stain teeth.

31. Can I Eat After Teeth Whitening?

Yes, but try to avoid acidic foods as these can cause sensitivity and irritation to teeth and gums after teeth whitening.

32. Can I Drink Coffee After Teeth Whitening?

As with tea, coffee also contains tannins, so if you want to keep your teeth pearly white try to cut back!

33. Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

The bleaching agent contained in teeth whitening treatments can cause irritation and discomfort if you have sensitive teeth. If you are concerned about this it’s best to consult a dentist first.

34. Teeth Whitening for Smokers

The best way to keep your teeth white is not to smoke at all! However if your teeth have become discoloured through tobacco use, teeth whitening can help.

35. What Food Can Stain my Teeth?

Some of the worst culprits for tooth staining include: curries, tomato sauce, berries, beetroot, and soy sauce.


36. Can Teeth Whitening Cause Pain, Damage, or Hurt your Teeth?

Teeth whitening should be safe. However it is not entirely risk-free. If you are using a home whitening kit make sure to follow the instructions carefully. A safer is to have whitening carried out professionally.

37. Which Teeth Whitening is Best?

Going to a professional teeth whitening technician for a bleaching treatment assisted by a laser treatment is considered the most effective means of getting your teeth whitened.

38. Which Teeth Whitening is Safest?

Again, going to a professional for treatment minimises the risks as you benefit from their professional expertise and experience.

39. Which Teeth Whitening Procedure is the Best?

Laser teeth whitening carried out by a qualified technician is the most effective and long-lasting option.

40. Why Teeth Whitening Doesn’t Work?

Teeth whitening may not work in instances where teeth are heavily discoloured due to a medical condition. In such instances professional assistance from your dentist or doctor should be sought.

41. Why Teeth Whitening Causes Sensitivity?

The bleaching chemicals in teeth whitening treatments can irritate teeth and gums which are prone to sensitivity.

42. Why Doesn’t Teeth Whitening Work for Me?

If you have not had effective results with teeth whitening at home, you may need a stronger treatment which is only available from a professional. Teeth whitening may also prove ineffective if the discolouration is due to medical reasons.

43. Can Teeth Whitening Go Wrong?

Whilst teeth whitening is safe for the most part, there is the risk of damage to tooth enamel and soft gum tissue should teeth whitening chemicals be applied too frequently.

44. Can Teeth Whitening be Dangerous?

As well as the risk of gum sensitivity, overusing high concentrate bleaching agents can be detrimental to tooth enamel.

45. Do Teeth Whitening Strips Damage Enamel

Teeth whitening strips tend not to use as powerful bleaching agents as other treatments, so as long as you don’t overdo it, there is little risk of damaging enamel. Always consult a dentist or healthcare professional if in doubt!


46. Can You Use Teeth Whitening with Braces?

It’s recommended to wait until after braces are removed to pursue a teeth whitening treatment. This is because you may end up with an uneven whitening otherwise.

47. Will Teeth Whitening Work on Crowns?

No, it won’t. A crown will remain the same colour.

48. Will Teeth Whitening Damage My Teeth?

As long as you are careful to follow instructions and do not whiten too frequently, teeth whitening should be safe.

49. Will Teeth Whitening Work on a Dead Tooth?

Yes, this is possible, but a dead tooth can be tougher to whiten and it can be tricky to match the shade to the rest of your teeth.

50. Will Teeth Whitening Remove White Spots?

Yes, teeth whitening can help to remove white spots from teeth.

51. Will Teeth Whitening Work on Veneers?

Teeth whitening will not prove effective on veneers.

52. Will Teeth Whitening Work on Fillings?

Teeth whitening doesn’t work on fillings as the whitening treatment does not react to the material fillings are composed of.

53. Will Teeth Whitening Work on Bondings?

Dental bonding involves the use of a resin material which teeth whitening treatment will not be able to whiten. Teeth whitening only works mainly on natural tooth enamel.

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2 comments so far

LamyPosted on3:44 pm - Nov 17, 2020

Hi, if i want to start my business in another country, is that possible to?

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