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
"If you’re in need of dental care, I highly recommend Dr. Neela Patel of Houston Heights Dentistry. Dr. Patel is a highly skilled dentist who is dedicated to providing her clients with exceptional dental services. She conducts herself with the utmost professionalism at all times and truly cares about each of her patient’s dental heath."- T.L. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"A PLEASANT VISITI visited Dr. Neela Patel's office for the first time Nov 2019 for the military veteran's smile event. I was able to fill my paperwork out ahead of time with the help of the excellent receptionist to save time during the initial visit. As I entered the office I noticed the lobby was modern, warm & welcoming. Quickly, my initial evaluation was conducted with 3D panoramic high tech equipment and a friendly technician. After the evaluation, I was escorted back to the lobby and offered light refreshments as I enjoyed the joyful music. As I enjoyed my snacks , I noticed another patient that was obviously suffering from some anxiety due to a dental visit. I witnessed the receptionist come from behind the desk to comfort the patient both verbally and physically. As I observed tears subside , pacing reduce and peace fill the room , I was nothing short of impressed with how the office staff when above and beyond to comfort patients. I met Dr. Patel during my procedure and her bubbly personality was delightful ! Another technician finished the job and answered all of my question regarding preventive maintenance and dental care. As I was leaving , I was given a "to go" bag with recommended products to continue my dental health journey. I was reminded that my teeth will be the last identifiable part of my body and how long they last is a direct reflection of my involvement of care. Although it was only my first visit, it felt as if I was visiting a friend to do homework at their home. THANK YOU Dr. Patel and the wonderful support staff! I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS OFFICE TO ALL SEEKING DENTAL CARE :)"- S.M. / SmileReminder / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr. Patel is awesome. I've seen her since I switched from my pediatric dentist (over 15 years). Her new secretary Phyllis; however, is quite rude. To make a simple appointment, she cuts me off when I'm speaking, she doesn't listen when I explain requests due to details of prior appointments, and she has hung up the phone up in my face. This has happened on multiple occasions. I've never had issues for the same services from the previous secretary who was always delightful. Phyllis gives a negative experience before you arrive to your actual appointment. The awful part is there's no one else to speak to in order to avoid her nasty attitude."- J.P. / Google / Jan 25, 2021
"Great team that cares about their profession. I’d recommend to any individual or family in need of a caring Dentist."- J.R. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
Zoom! Teeth Whitening - 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.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening - Treatment Aftercare
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.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening - Insurance Coverage
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.