Chipped Teeth Are at Increased Risk of Suffering from Additional Tooth Decay

There are several things capable of carrying enough force to chip a tooth or cause a minor dental fracture. When this happens the compromised area of tooth enamel can cause minor sensitivity problems, cosmetic complications, and potential long-term tooth decay problems. Even if the chipped tooth doesn’t cause immediate distress the compromised area of tooth enamel could start to accumulate... read more »

Tips on How to Rock a Pristine Breath

Having bad breath can make social situations quite awkward and embarrassing. Although many do their best to avoid this situation as much as possible, sometimes bad breath can be stubborn and refuse to leave. If you have trouble with bad breath, our dentist, Dr. Lee F. Peterson, can help you rock a pristine breath by giving you the tips and... read more »

When Is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

Root canals are essential because if the pulp of a tooth is infected, you could end up losing the entire tooth. The pulp of a tooth, which is a soft area within a tooth that contains blood vessels, connective tissues, and the nerve endings, can be repaired and the tooth can be sealed for a lifetime’s worth of happiness. However,... read more »

Teething Treatments

Although teething is a normal part of childhood, it can be painful. However, it can be treated. For more information about teething, see below: - If when your child starts running a fever or develops rashes that cannot be attributed to anything else, she should be treated as soon as possible. - Symptoms of teething include changes in sleep patterns,... read more »

What Are the Best Tooth-Brushing Techniques to Clean My Smile?

In order to have a complete and successful oral hygiene routine, you need to brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. However, this task is only effective if you brush properly. But if you use Dr. Lee F. Peterson’s tips and instructions, you can have the clean and healthy smile you need. The first thing you need... read more »

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 life. You begin with no... 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, encourage oral hygiene. It’s important... 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: - Cramps of the jaw... 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 primary function in your mouth... read more »