Teeth whitening in the dental surgery versus shop bought toothpaste. A comparison by Queens Park Dental Team

Are you looking for a way to whiten your teeth but are unsure if professional whitening is worth it? You aren’t alone.


The majority of dental patients report wishing that their teeth were whiter; hence, the popularity of over-the-counter toothpaste, gels and sets which promise to do this for you in the comfort of your own home.

Unfortunately, these rarely work and if you have deeply set stains, you may want to approach our team to assess the type of staining your teeth have and get your pearly whites really white!

At Queens Park Dental, we have extensive experience with teeth whitening in Bournemouth and can help you achieve the exact look you want. If you want your teeth a striking white or a more subtle shade, we can achieve it for you!

So, what are some of the benefits of our teeth whitening Bournemouth versus at-home kits and gels?


At Queens Park Dental, we know a fair bit about teeth whitening Bournemouth!

We can offer you in-chair whitening or whitening kits to use at home, or both. With our expertise, your teeth will remain healthy while also being whiter and we will work to reduce potential problems with sensitivity.

Should you attempt to use a shop bought at-home whitening kit, you run the risk of an incorrect mixing of gels, causing erosion to the enamel and potentially damaging your gums. If you want whiter teeth, talk to our team!


There is no mistaking the result of professionally whitened teeth; Hollywood, here you come!

But, if you are looking for a more natural looking effect, we can achieve this too without the end result looking too fake. We can also target our whitening to remove certain stains that are bothersome, without going over the top with bleaching. In short, anything you want us to do, we can do, which over-the-counter gels and pastes cannot achieve.


Over-the-counter tubes of toothpaste can take a long time to work and, while they may be effective, it is unlikely that the results will be as long lived as professionally obtained ones.

Also, when you visit our team at Queens Park Dental, we will provide you with whitening gels to use at home, to deal with any emerging yellow patches between whitening appointments. This will help to prolong the effects of the whiter teeth, while also minimising damage to the enamel as the gel has been mixed by our team.


A key issue many patients have when they are looking to whiten their teeth is sensitivity.

Typically, bleaching and whitening gels contain oxidising gels which remove stains that are under the enamel on the tooth. Hence, if you are looking to remove deep-set stains, this can be challenging to do without professional help and without triggering sensitive teeth.

So, one key advantage of seeing our team for dental whitening versus shop bought products is that we can control the bleaching agents in the gel to get the best results possible, without damaging your teeth. Now that’s handy!