Teeth whitening in Essex

A brighter, whiter smile is easily attainable through one of the most popular dental treatments currently available: Tooth whitening. This remarkable treatment is one of many offered at Start Smiling to bring out the very best of your smile in a straightforward, safe, and above all, effective manner.

Our teeth are subject to all kinds of punishment over the course of our life time as many foods and drinks can cause a progressive staining and discolouring of your smile. Common culprits include red wine, smoking, and coffee.

Through Start Smiling’s teeth whitening treatments you can restore your smile to the level of whiteness and brilliance you desire. The home whitening treatment on offer typically takes about a fortnight to achieve its effects, and the widespread popularity of this treatment is testament to the quality of the results it can offer you.


The home whitening procedure does involve two quick appointments, the first of which is made to tailor the treatment to your teeth. By taking precise impressions of your teeth, your very own custom whitening trays can be manufactured to ensure the best possible coverage and an even whiteness to your teeth. At this appointment the current colour of your teeth will be recorded as well.

Your second appointment will be arranged once your trays have been prepared. At this session your custom trays will be fitted and you will be provided with simple, easy to follow instructions on what you can do to whiten your smile in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

While the bulk of the treatment is based at home, Start Smiling is available to provide you with any support you might need. You can be confident in that only the best whitening agents and equipment are used, and that the staff of Start Smiling will be able to address any and all of your concerns, needs, and queries.


Q. How do I know if tooth whitening is for me?

A. If your teeth have suffered a gradual loss in their whiteness and sheen, or if you are simply unhappy with the colour and shade of your smile, then tooth whitening is likely the right choice for you. This treatment is particularly safe and effective, so it is likely that you will be suitable for it, but the only way to make sure is to arrange a consultation with our dentist who can assess your teeth and your goals and tell you how best to achieve them.

Q. Can whitening my teeth make them more sensitive?

A. Some times a whitening treatment can leave your teeth more sensitive, but rest assured that this side effect is most often a temporary one which will resolve upon the end of your treatment (so typically at the end of the two week period typical of the treatment). With this in mind, many tooth whitening agents are made with ingredients like fluoride and potassium nitrate which desensitise your teeth and improve the comfort of the treatment.

Q. How do tooth whitening treatments work?

A. Tooth whitening agents target the elements of your teeth which have become discoloured over time. Discolouration occurs as your teeth gradually accumulate molecules which confer the darker colour, and by breaking these down the natural shine of your teeth will be restored.

Q. Can tooth whitening make my teeth weaker?

A. Two of the key ingredients contained within tooth whitening agents are fluoride and potassium nitrate, these are components which not only reduce the sensitivity which is a common side effect of tooth whitening, but also strengthen enamel and reduce tooth decay.

Q. How long can I expect my whiter smile to last?

A. Fortunately tooth whitening is quite a long lasting treatment because of how the whitening process works. By targeting the molecules within your teeth which confer a darker colour, your teeth are provided with a long lasting whiteness which will at most need the occasional touch up. It is difficult to say exactly how long the treatment will last as there are many factors which can affect your teeth, and these include factors like your age, genes, certain medications, diet, and the consumption of food and drink which discolour teeth. By avoiding drinks like red wine and black coffee, and bad habits like smoking, you can preserve your whiter smile for much longer.

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