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
"Dr. Patel and her team gave me THE best dental care and treatment on my visit this week. Dr. Patel also has the most amazing bedside manner and walked me through every step of the procedure. I usually have a high level of anxiety when visiting the dentist's office but not with her group. Thank you for the ahhhhhhmazing customer service!"- T.S. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Reacquainted with :The Chair(da da daaaaa!) - First of all I would like to thank the whole staff for taking time from their schedule to work on us. I felt very comfortable and the staff made sure that I was because I'm sure they could tell I was a bit nervous. I'm very satisfied with the work that was done on me. It wasn't like: I sit, get worked on, hand shake, and next!! The doctor and assistant took the time to conversate with me which also helped me calm down. Great work. Thank you all ever so much.Semper Fidelis."- A.V. / SmileReminder / Nov 12, 2019
"Awesome staff and office. They are truly the best dentist office I have ever visited in my 49 years of living."- C.F. / SmileReminder / Nov 01, 2019
"Wonderful staff & Excellent Doctor."- S.S. / SmileReminder / Nov 01, 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.