The Basics of Understanding Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are common and can cause your smile some pain. That is why, our team here at Lee F. Peterson DDS in Hanford, California, is happy to help you understand your wisdom teeth, and what you can do if they begin to appear on you. Your smile goes through many different stages in your… Read more »

How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Strong

Your child deserves a top-notch oral health and smile, right? Right. However, these goals are not automatic. Fortunately, you get to help your child grow into the smile they deserve by helping them each day. To help you help your child, Dr. Lee F. Peterson and our dental team have some recommendations for you. First,… Read more »

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 »