About Zoom! Teeth Whitening
There are many factors that can lead to teeth discoloration, such as drinking dark liquids over a long period of time, chewing tobacco use, and smoking. When teeth begin to look dull and yellow, it can decrease an individual's confidence as well as make a person look older than they are. At Houston Heights Dentistry, Dr. Neela Patel uses Zoom! teeth whitening to enhance and brighten the smiles of her patients. Zoom! is a teeth whitening treatment that is safe and effective for removing stains, and it can whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter in one visit. As an in-office treatment, Zoom! teeth whitening can be completed in about an hour. Dr. Patel customizes each procedure to the needs and wants of each patient to achieve the best results possible.
"Dr. Neela Patel and staff are wonderful. I've been going here for 20 years and even though it is out of the way from my work and home it's worth the drive."- D.A. / Google / Sep 18, 2018
"Excellent dental care! The entire staff is professional and so kind and welcoming. Thanks for a great dental experience ."- J.T. / SmileReminder / Jul 03, 2019
"Have been with Dr Patel for many years and have been a happy patient.My son had a freak accident late one night that injured his mouth and front teeth. I called dr Patel’s business line expecting to leave a message. To my surprise Dr. Patel answered the phone told us what to do, until we could get there 1st thing in the morning. All me experiences have been great. She is a wonderful dentist who is very caring."- M.B. / SmileReminder / Jun 04, 2019
"Chipped tooth repair - I had my first visit with the team at HHD today, and I was blown away with how great Neela and her team are! Much like everyone else, I have major anxiety visiting the dentist, but everyone there made me feel calm and comfortable. I chipped a large chunk of my front tooth off this weekend, and like magic, they took care of me in no time and you can not even tell that half of my tooth was missing! I am so happy to have visited today!! I highly recommend Neela and her team!"- R.K. / SmileReminder / May 07, 2019
"This staff is amazing... awesome group of indiv... - This staff is amazing... awesome group of individuals. Only dentist I've gone to since high school."- M.W. / SmileReminder / May 05, 2019
What to Expect
For best results, you should have a professional teeth cleaning before whitening. Ideally, this should be done right before. Before starting the Zoom! whitening treatment, one of our dental team will clean and dry the teeth for the best results. While no sedation is needed, a protective barrier will be applied over the gums, and safety glasses will be placed over the patient’s eyes. Once the teeth and gums are ready, Dr. Patel will apply the Zoom! whitening gel and then activate the gel with an LED light. The light can be adjusted to different intensity settings according to the patient’s goals. Zoom! procedures usually take under an hour.
After the Zoom! teeth whitening treatment, we will give you instructions on what to expect and tips on maintaining your new, bright smile, including what food and drinks to avoid. Some patients may not need another treatment for years, but this varies based on the patient’s habits and lifestyle. 70% of patients do not have any sensitivity after their appointment, and those that do have it disappear within 24 hours.
Since Zoom! teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, it is generally not covered by dental insurance, but our office accepts many payment forms.
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Look Ten Years Younger
You may be surprised by how yellowed your dental enamel has become from aging and enjoying certain beverages and food. Once your teeth are brighter and whiter again, you will love how much younger you look.