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First impressions count. For Seattle’s coffee lovers and wine aficionados, though, it may prove challenging to keep those pearly whites free from unsightly stains. Fortunately, the city has its fair share of specialists in cosmetic dentistry. Whether you’re looking for in-office teeth whitening treatments or at-home bleaching, the following dentists offer the city’s best options for brighter teeth.

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Bellevue Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
10500 N.E. 8th St., Suite 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 688-1345

Award-winning dentist Lynn A. Jones has specialized in creating beautiful smiles for more than 30 years. The only woman in the Seattle area who is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, she is recognized by her peers as one of the area’s top cosmetic dentists. Her patients rave about her thoroughness, excellent customer service and amazing results. For those who meet the criteria, Jones offers treatments with Philips Zoom! teeth whitening. In about an hour, the procedure can brighten teeth by up to 12 shades. Treatment recipients also receive a free Zoom! at-home touch-up kit with custom-fitted whitening trays, so they may maintain their new smile afterward. Visit Jones’ swanky office in Bellevue Place for a consultation.

Don Jayne DDS & Associates
1119 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-4400

Don Jayne has received many accolades in his roughly 30 years’ as a dentist, including top rankings by peers and patients alike in Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine. An AACD accredited member, Jayne offers free consultations in his downtown Seattle office. He provides two BriteSmile treatment options: an hour-long in-office procedure for quick results, or custom take-home whitening kits for more gradual brightening.

Dentiste Kirkland
5726 Lake Washington Blvd. Northeast
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 284-0515

Kate McKinney has also been voted top dentist and top cosmetic dentist by peers and readers alike in Seattle Met and Seattle Magazine, and she is an AACD general member. Patients appreciate the friendly, professional service and the state-of-the-art technology in this elegant contemporary office, conveniently located near SR 520 and I-405. McKinney offers free consultations for smile makeovers and tailors treatments for her patients from a variety of products, ranging from disposable or custom whitening trays to in-office treatments. Browse the before and after pictures in the website’s “Smile Portfolio” for inspiration.

LeCuyer & Amato Dentistry
1101 Madison St., Suite 1230
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 626-5400

Widely respected general dentists Christopher LeCuyer and Paul Amato provide excellent cosmetic dental services. Their considerable experience and personable approach has won over a loyal base of patients, and their friendly, accommodating staff sets patients at ease during visits. As general members of AACD, both dentists are well qualified to brighten your smile, providing Zoom! treatments that last between an hour and an hour and a half with immediate results. When patients come in for a consultation to their downtown office in the Madison Tower, LeCuyer and Amato can also recommend a variety of other potential teeth-whitening options.

Etheridge Family Dentistry
3130 E. Madison St., Suite 103
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-0990

“Dr. Ty” Etheridge brings artistry and advanced training in cosmetic dentistry to his family dental practice in Madison Park. A general member of AACD, Etheridge conducts an hour-long personalized cosmetic consultation with patients, including a preliminary exam and digital imaging, to arrive at the best treatment options. He provides in-office teeth whitening for faster and more dramatic results, but for teeth sensitivity issues, he offers the gentler take-home Pola Day and Pola Night gel bleaching systems, which contain a desensitizing agent. Check out the amazing transformations his patients have undergone in the “Smiles Gallery” on his website.

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Elisa Mader is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.