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Terrace Creek Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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A healthy, beautiful smile is a gift that can change your entire outlook on life. At Terrace Creek Dental Care, we offer all the services, education, and support you need to make decisions that help you maintain excellent oral health. Your questions are always welcomed and encouraged, because achieving a healthy smile is a team effort, and we always want you to feel informed.

There are specific questions we hear all the time, and you’ll find them listed here. If you have a concern that you don’t see here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can find the answer you need. Feel free to call our Mountlake Terrace dental office at (425) 776-2323 or use our convenient online contact form to email us.


Personalized care at Terrace Creek Dental Care starts before treatment, with no judgment or lectures. The past is the past, and we won’t ever shame you about your oral habits.

Dr. Jagow helps you understand your dental needs and treatment options and will give you as much or little information as you’d like, so you can make the best choices for you. She will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that’s based on your needs and desires.

Our goal is to plan treatment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office that fits your timeline, budget, and any other unique considerations you have. During treatment, our dental team will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, and we will complete your dental work at your pace.

We will explain our financing options and provide pre-treatment estimates that give you a good idea of what your out-of-pocket cost will be so you can plan accordingly. During treatment, we’ll make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. Afterward, Dr. Jagow is available if you have any concerns or questions before you leave our office.

If you are looking for a new dental home for you and your family, we hope you’ll consider Terrace Creek Dental Care. We are as genuine and caring people as you could hope to meet, and we can’t wait to show you the difference that makes to your oral health care.

Each member of the team at Terrace Creek Dental Care has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. Our team members strive to stay on the leading edge of the very latest in technology, including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and sedation dentistry. We routinely taking continuing education courses and attending seminars. We then use our updated knowledge to help you achieve long-term dental health, and ultimately improve your quality of life.

Dr. Kathryn Jagow was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. To ensure that her patients receive the high-quality dental care that they deserve, Dr. Jagow stays current with ongoing changes in treatments, new techniques and materials, and technological breakthroughs.

She takes continuing education courses throughout the year to keep up with the most recent scientifically-proven treatments and techniques in orthodontics, aesthetic treatments, and general dentistry. As an active member of the Washington State Dental Association academy, Dr. Jagow takes advantage of the opportunity to learn from the top specialists in the state.

We’re proud of our accomplishments and our commitment to introduce our patients to the latest and best that modern dentistry has to offer. Please call us to schedule an appointment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office so we can tell you about the latest developments and how they can benefit you!

Dental Membership

At Terrace Creek Dental Care, we are happy to treat every member of our community, whether you have insurance or not. In fact, we believe dentistry should be a decision between you and your dentist and find that for many people, the limitations imposed by insurance companies sometimes do not provide a good value. 

If you do not have dental insurance but would like to take advantage of a preventive treatment plan designed with you in mind, we recommend our in-house dental membership plan. For a small annual fee, patients of all ages can enjoy:

  • 2 dental exams
  • 2 dental cleanings
  • 2 fluoride treatments
  • Annual dental x-rays
  • 1 emergency dental appointment (if needed)
  • 15% off all other dental procedures (except teeth whitening)

If you have gum disease, no worries! We also have a periodontal membership plan to help you stay on track with good oral care. 

Getting great dentistry should be easy, which is why our in-house savings plan does not have a deductible, any waiting periods or any maximums to worry about.

Our dental hygienist will be happy to discuss which option works best for you, and we can get you signed up over the phone by calling (425)776-2323 or when we see you for your next dental visit.

Visit our dental membership plan page or give us a call with any questions. New patients can book an appointment here.

General Dentistry

At Terrace Creek Dental Care, we are always delighted to welcome new patients to our Mountlake Terrace, WA dental office. We are pleased that you have chosen us, and want you to know that you can look forward to receiving quality dental care in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.

Dr. Kathryn Jagow is a general dentist who provides customized patient care and individualized treatment plans to fit the unique needs of patients of all ages. She offers gentle children’s dentistry starting at age one (or when the first baby tooth appears) and age-appropriate care for every other member of your family.

If the thought of visiting a new dental office for the first time seems a little intimidating, rest assured that we do everything we can to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. 

Please feel free to let us know any questions you have about your visit or anything you would like the doctor to know. Our scheduling coordinator can answer any questions regarding your appointment or about insurance coverage.

We look forward to welcoming you to our extended dental family and developing a trusting relationship that will last for many years. Please call our Mountlake Terrace dental office, or visit our appointment request page to send us an email.

Here at Terrace Creek Dental Care, we understand that dental anxiety is a serious obstacle that prevents many patients from getting the oral health care they need. You may put off making dental appointments or avoid them entirely, but the result is always poorer oral health and increased dental problems.

We want to clear the way for you to receive high-quality dentistry, so it is crucial to our team that our patients feel comfortable when they are in our care. Over the years, we have found that communication and compassion are often all it takes to help nervous patients move past their fears of dentistry.

Dr. Jagow is very patient and takes time to thoroughly communicate any treatment needs and explain what you can expect at that appointment. She will listen to any concerns you have and finds ways to address them in a way that helps put you at ease. 

Patients at our Mountlake Terrace dental office tell us how much they appreciate Dr. Jagow's compassion approach and excellent communication, along with her gentle techniques to help every patient through a tough visit. To further enhance your comfort when you're with us, we also offer TVs and noise-canceling headphones in all our treatment rooms and calming sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral sedatives.

Please don't let dental anxiety stand between you and a healthy smile. Call us to schedule an appointment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office and see how care and compassion can change your perception of dentistry for the better.

Invisible Braces

If you want to see if you’re a good candidate for clear braces similar to Invisalign, the first step is to call our Mountlake Terrace dental office. Dr. Jagow is happy to provide a consultation for any patient who is interested in orthodontics to see if clear braces are the right choice for you.

During this appointment, Dr. Jagow will discuss your needs and desires with you and ask you what it is that bothers you about your smile. She will take a look at your teeth, evaluate your dental bite, and explain how clear braces can work to address your specific needs.

After your consultation, Dr. Jagow will be able to tell you the same day if you are a candidate for clear braces so we can get you on your way to a straighter smile you smile right away.

Our patients appreciate the convenience of clear aligners that are removable for meals and oral hygiene. Since the aligners are made of crystal-clear plastic, most people won’t notice you’re wearing them, and you can keep your treatment to yourself.

If you would like to learn more about orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, please call our Mountlake Terrace dental office to schedule a consultation.

Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Jagow and her dental team love welcoming new patients, and we want to ensure sure that, starting with your first visit, your experience with us is comfortable and stress-free.

A lot happens during your first dental visit because we want to make sure we have all the information we need to provide you with the most appropriate dental care. Before your appointment, we will ask you to complete forms that include your dental and medical history and the prescription medications you take.

During your first dental appointment at our Mountlake Terrace dental office, Dr. Jagow will review the information you provide and ask you about any concerns that you would like us to help you with. She will perform a complete head and neck exam and oral cancer screening and take digital x-rays and intraoral photos of your teeth and mouth.

You will meet with one of our dental hygienists who will polish your teeth and check for early signs of tooth decay and look for symptoms of gingivitis. After your examination, Dr. Jagow will meet with you to discuss her findings and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. We will explain how your dental insurance applies to the proposed treatment, discuss the financing options we offer, and help you schedule future appointments as necessary.

We would love to welcome you to our extended dental family! If you’re ready to schedule an appointment for your first visit to our Mountlake Terrace dental office, call Terrace Creek Dental Care. 

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