Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic dentistry gives us many options to improve on your beautiful smile, but you might not need an involved makeover to get the look you want. Professional teeth whitening is fast, affordable, and effective, and it's all that many of our patients need to rejuvenate their smiles.

As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kathryn Jagow understands how crucial it is in today's world to have a confident, attractive smile. First impressions are made in seconds, and you never know when your smile will appear front and center on social media.

At Jagow Family Dentistry, we offer customized teeth whitening options for Mountlake Terrace patients who want their smile to look its best.

Why Our Teeth Stain and Discolor

Several factors affect that determine the brightness of your smile. Genetics plays a part because some of us just naturally have whiter teeth than others. Also, as we age, microscopic holes open in our dental enamel, trapping food debris and stains, and leaving behind a dull appearance.

The food and beverage choices we make also have a significant impact; coffee, red wine, and dark teas stain your teeth over time, as do foods like blueberries and tomato sauce. Certain medications—particularly antibiotics—are also known to cause yellow teeth and tooth discoloration.

Smoking is a habit that leaves you with yellow teeth and brown tobacco stains that look terrible and detract from your smile. Another culprit is a simple lack of adequate oral hygiene; brushing twice a day and flossing once removes plaque and food debris that dulls your smile and leads to tooth staining.

Teeth Whitening Customized for Your Smile

We offer both professional in-office teeth whitening and customized take-home whitening kits, so you can choose the method that works best for your needs. Whichever you choose, you should be aware that the prescription-strength whiteners we use at our Mountlake Terrace dental office are far superior to anything you can purchase at your drug store.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening treatments are fast and easy and produce brilliant results. If you are on a tight timeline for a wedding, reunion, sales presentation, or any other big event where you need to look your best, consider our in-office teeth whitening treatment. During an appointment that takes about an hour here at Jagow Family Dentistry, we'll help whiten your teeth by as many as one to three shades.

Customized Take-Home Whitening Kits

If you have a little more time, we recommend our customized take-home whitening kits. Please don't confuse our professional products with generic, store-bought kits, however!

Because our cosmetic dentist supervises your at-home treatment, we can prescribe a whitening gel that's more potent to provide faster, brighter results. Your take-home kit includes customized teeth whitening trays that we create using impressions of your teeth for a snug fit and consistent results.

Schedule a Teeth Cleaning to Get Started

Every teeth whitening treatment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office starts with a healthy smile and a teeth cleaning appointment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office. If you would like to learn more about our customized teeth whitening options, please call Jagow Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment.