Understanding how a single tooth implant works with Hemet, CA dentist

Single Tooth Implant in Hemet CA area

At Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet, CA, Dr. Nathan Jergensen and his team are committed to helping patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. When a tooth has been lost or extracted, it can impact the smile dramatically. Not only does it result in a cosmetic imperfection, but it also affects the patient’s ability to eat, speak, and chew properly. If a tooth is not replaced as soon as possible, it can also cause the existing teeth to shift out of place. When patients experience tooth loss, they may want to ask their doctor about replacing a single tooth with a dental … Continue reading

Hemet, CA dental office provides high-quality general dentistry services

General Dentistry Services in Hemet CA area

The focus of general dentistry services is to help patients in Hemet, CA achieve and maintain a healthy smile and overall wellness. The team at Diamond Valley Dentist offers a variety of general dentistry services designed to prevent common oral health concerns as well as identifying and treating them as early as possible for the best outcomes. Below, we’ll highlight a few of our general dentistry services. If you are in Hemet, CA or the nearby communities, we invite you to call us if you have questions or wish to book an appointment. Check-Ups and Cleanings Routine dental exams and … Continue reading

Hemet, CA dentist offers diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders

TMJ Disorders Treatment in Hemet CA area

Dr. Nathan Jergensen of Diamond Valley Dentist offers a selection of treatments for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, he also provides diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders for Hemet, CA area patients. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This joint is the part of the jaw that hinges the lower jaw to the skull. It is responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth. When the TMJ is injured or malfunctioning, it can result in a wide range of problems, including: Locked jaw (in the open or closed position)Chronic headaches and migraine Pain from the shoulders to the … Continue reading

Ice Cravings – A Sign of Something Worse?

Ice Cravings - CA

We all know someone who asks for extra ice just so they can chew on it. And we’ve probably all heard that chewing ice is not healthy for your teeth. So what’s the truth? Is it best to put a stop to ice chewing? Absolutely, and for more reasons than most people are aware of. Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen wants everyone to know why chewing ice is a bad habit, so please read on for the facts! Why should I stop chewing ice? Ice is hard. So hard, in fact, that pitting it against your teeth regularly will most … Continue reading

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

Tobacco and Oral Health - CA

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to avoid, even if you know it’s bad for you. Working with your doctor and Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen will be essential if you’re concerned about your health and want to stop using tobacco. What Is Tobacco? Tobacco is a green, leafy plant that has … Continue reading

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth - CA

Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Hemet dentist Nathan Jergensen, DDS is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult teeth, so the primary teeth become placeholders in the jaw, saving spaces for adult teeth to grow in as they begin to surface from under the gums. Baby teeth usually begin to erupt around 6 months of age, but may begin forming in the womb even before birth! By the age … Continue reading

Oral Anatomy 101

Oral Anatomy 101 - CA

Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Hemet dentist Nathan Jergensen, DDS to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and function of your teeth make your first impression and impact your daily life and confidence.  You’d also be lost (and very hungry) without these shining beauties. Adults have 32 teeth and babies have 20. The four different kinds of teeth you have are: Incisors in the … Continue reading

Don’t Have a Stroke – Your Dentist Can Help

Don't Have a Stroke - Dentist Can Help You

You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes a lack of blood in the brain. The effects of a stroke can be long-term and life-changing. People of any age can experience a stroke, but it’s most common in adults 40 years and older. Oral Wellness The Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center lists … Continue reading

Gum Disease: More Than Just Gums

Your Mouth - A Picture of Health

Your Mouth: A Picture of Health Did you know that when a dentist looks at your mouth, they can tell a lot more than just how often you’re brushing? It’s true-your oral health is like a window into your lifestyle and habits. Dr. Jergensen at Diamond Valley Dentist should know. We’ve seen mouths from all over Hemet in our office! If you’re not taking care of the rest of your body, your gums will give it away. Hormones, sickness, stress, diet, smoking, prescription medicine, and more can all affect your gum health, and that goes both ways. If you don’t … Continue reading

Crowns, Bridges, Dentures & Implants: The Facts

The facts about Crowns, Bridges, Dentures and Implants

There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Diamond Valley Dentist talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Jergensen knows that folks in Hemet like to be informed, so think of this as your personal guide to dental restorations that might end up in your mouth. Crowns, Bridges & Dentures, Oh My! At some point in time, most of us will lose at least one adult tooth. The most common cause of tooth loss is gum … Continue reading

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If you could use a smile pick-me-up, you've come to the right place. Contact Dr. Nathan Jergensen, your Hemet dentist at Diamond Valley Dentist today by giving us a call at 951-458-6545 or requesting an appointment online.

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