Grinding Teeth “Grinding” You Down?

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is the constant grating of the teeth, often creating damage on tooth enamel, effects on jaw muscles, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Lee F. Peterson DDS wants to help you discover your symptoms and find which source of treatment is best for you. Some indications of teeth grinding include:… Read more »

Crowns Can Be Created from Various Materials

Crown restorations are typically performed Lee F. Peterson DDS’s Hanford California dental practice to replace the enamel layer of a tooth that has been damaged or suffers from a large cavity. This will effectively restore the outer layer of the tooth with an alternate material. Dr. Lee F. Peterson will assess the tooth’s location and… Read more »

Is Your Mouth Suffering from Damaged Teeth?

Is your mouth suffering from damaged teeth? Due to the material used in the manufacturing of dental crowns, they can be adjusted based on looks, shape, size, and even color. Not only will dental crowns make your smile look better, they can even protect shattered teeth from future damage. Listed below are a few of… Read more »

Missing Teeth? A Dental Bridge Can Help Bring Your Smile Back

If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to injury, decay, or trauma, you don’t have to live with the gaps left behind. In fact, you likely won’t want to, since gaps can affect your oral health as well as your overall appearance. Today, our dental team would like to share the benefits… Read more »

How You Can Have Whiter Teeth

Many Americans have stained or discolored teeth, and are looking to reverse the effects of whitening treatments. Teeth whitening products end up costing Americans a total of $1.4 billion a year and this is the cost before professional treatments are factored in. Wouldn’t you like to save that money? The best option is to avoid… Read more »

You Can Have a Cavity in Your Smile Repaired by a Composite Filling

Here at Lee F. Peterson DDS, Dr. Lee F. Peterson understands the appearance of your smile affects your self-image. Should an unsightly cavity form on a tooth that is visible in your smile, you should not delay in calling 559-584-8129 to have your dentist examine and treat it. With early detection, he might be able… Read more »

Acidic Foods and Beverages Can Cause Significant Enamel Erosion

If you looked at the surfaces of your teeth under a powerful microscope, you would see a sophisticated matrix of densely packed mineral crystals. It’s this unique mineral density that gives your teeth the strength to chew food and prevent tooth decay and sensitivity. If you enjoy acidic foods and beverages on a regular basis,… Read more »

Removing Tartar

Your oral health is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy body, but one of the things people often overlook is the importance of removing – and preventing – tartar buildup. If you let tartar build up on your teeth, you put them at risk for infection, decay, and even gum disease…. Read more »

Wearing an Athletic Mouth guard

According to the American Dental Association, more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth are prevented every year because people wore mouth guards to protect their smile. If you engage in contact sports or other athletic activities, you might consider wearing an athletic mouth guard. This simple appliance shields your smile from injury by covering and cushioning the… Read more »

Details About the Recovery Process Following Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Are you about to extract your wisdom teeth in Hanford, California? If so, then please remember that the recovery period is vital if you want to return to a strong and successful oral health. This means you need to take the recovery process seriously. If you don’t, your smile could be in grave danger. So,… Read more »