Helping our patients maintain a healthy mouth and smile is the main goal of general dentistry. We prefer to provide more minor, preventive care than to see patients suffer with more intensive treatments from a problem that was not managed in time. We want to ensure that your oral health is in its optimal state and positively contributing to the health of your entire body. We are here to brighten your smile and pave the way for a brighter life.
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.request an appointment
Do you often feel that your smile could be brighter? Before you start searching the web or the stores for the latest product, call us today at 650-716-2500 for a visit with our dentists. Dr. Donald Hermansen, Dr. Derrell Washington and our team are providers for GLO teeth whitening in Redwood City, California, and we would love to help you improve your smile!
As your teeth age, they will gradually yellow and stain over time. When eating artificially colored foods or drinking dark liquids like coffee and tea, your teeth can develop heavy staining and discolorations. Poor dental hygiene habits can also significantly affect the appearance of your teeth. Brushing and flossing your teeth every day can better improve the cleanliness of your smile and help keep your teeth healthy.
If your teeth are heavily stained and you would like to attain a brighter smile, you can receive whitening to lighten the stains. Our professional teeth whitening treatments work to target discolorations and yellowing teeth through the use of an effective whitening gel and bleaching solution. Most whitening options will include either an in-office bleaching treatment or take-home whitening trays. While in-office whitening has a faster treatment process and is highly effective, take-home trays offer the alternative benefit of whitening your smile in the comfort of your own home.
For either method, our dentists will happily instruct you on the proper steps of treatment to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible for you. You can learn more about professional teeth whitening by giving our team a call today. We look forward to hearing from you!
A beautiful smile is one of the most sought after cosmetic features in the world. People from all backgrounds and professions want a bright, straight smile, and we are here to help turn that desire into reality. Whether through minor adjustments or major treatment plans, our cosmetic dentistry practice aims to improve your smile and help you build confidence in the way your teeth look.
iTero®️ Intraoral Scanner
iTero intraoral scanners offer an excellent means for visualizing restorative dentistry treatments — from crowns and bridges to veneers, onlays, night guards, and oral wellness scans
Digital impressions are 59% quicker than conventional impressions.request an appointment
Oral Cancer Screenings
Nobody wants to hear that they may have oral cancer. Although it can be fatal, it is easier to treat the earlier it is caught. For this reason, we are proud to assist our patients with an oral cancer screening. We want to help our patients survive this often fatal disease.
Oral cancer will typically show up as white or red patches or lesions inside of your mouth. You may even notice the lesions on your tongue or on the floor of your mouth. Many people experience a hard time swallowing, bleeding in the mouth, or even swelling in your face or neck.
At Donald R. Hermansen, DDS, we are proud to offer temporomandibular joint dysfunction, otherwise known as TMJ, treatments to provide relief for our patients. TMJ is caused by an inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jawbone and can make it painful to even move your jaw. While jaw pain and discomfort don’t always equate to TMJ, if you are also experiencing headaches, trouble chewing, or pain in the face, jaw, and ear, you’re more than likely experiencing TMJ.