Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay

Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay - CA

A trip to the dentist should be a pleasant experience. That’s what we want for our kids: happy associations with that twice-annual visit to Dr. Jergensen. Nothing ruins the good feeling at a dental visit faster than the dreaded words, “I found a cavity.” A cavity in a baby tooth is bad news, but not the end of the world. A cavity in a newly erupted permanent tooth is more cause for concern. So what is a cavity? How do they form? And, what can we do to keep them from ever getting started? What is a Cavity? Simply, a … Continue reading

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

The Importance of Dental X-Rays - CA

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Dr. Jergensen uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. What Are X-Rays? X-rays have been around since 1895, when Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen first discovered that his cathode ray tube … Continue reading

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouthguard

Wear a Mouthguard - CA

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr.Nathan Jergensen would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during games, so at Diamond Valley Dentist we would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level. Mouthguards and Sports Safety In Hemet, we live for a good … Continue reading

Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

What the Tooth Fairy Won't Tell You - CA

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their smile, oral health is important for every kid at every stage. Read on for tips to help keep your kid smiling for life-we know you love to see your child smile, and so does Diamond Valley Dentist! Caring for Kids’ Teeth Your child’s first teeth—often called “baby teeth”—make their momentous early arrival and continue to serve many purposes until they … Continue reading

I’m Missing a Tooth! What Should I Do?

I'm Missing a Tooth - CA

Picture this-you’re eating your favorite dessert with your family on a Sunday afternoon. As you take a bite into that perfect, crunchy dish, you hear a different type of crack and your tooth starts hurting. A lot. Oh no! If you’re like most people, your first thought is dread at needing to see the dentist. Then you worry about what will happen to your tooth. Let’s start talking about what happens when your tooth needs to come out. Your dentist will first take a radiograph, or an X-ray, to see the damage to the tooth. He will probably tap on … Continue reading

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging - CA

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true!  While it can be frustrating to watch your health change as you age, you don’t have to accept poor oral health and tooth loss as just an inevitable part of the aging process. Your oral health is just as important now as it has ever been, and it has a great deal to do with your overall health and wellness. When it comes to senior dentistry and oral health, Dr. Nathan Jergensen shares the top concerns you may have, and how to address them. … Continue reading

Professional Cleanings Make a Big Difference

Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned - CA

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Jergensen twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, Diamond Valley Dentist would like to take this opportunity to let Hemet residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned. Why You Should Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned Unfortunately, some folks believe that visiting the dentist is unnecessary as long as you brush and floss regularly. That just isn’t the … Continue reading

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health - CA

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can protect and support your health by eating the right foods. We know this isn’t news to anyone, but it’s much easier said than done, right? Hemet dentist, Dr. Jergensen, explains below about how an alkaline diet can benefit your oral health and overall health. … Continue reading

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist

How to Clean Teeth Like a Dentist - CA

Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Hemet smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Jergensen and the expert hygienists at Diamond Valley Dentist. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before we talk technique, we need to make sure you have the right tools for the job. You’re going to need a toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, and floss. Pick whatever floss is most comfortable for you and any toothpaste that you like, provided it has fluoride. Mouthwash is … Continue reading

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism - CA

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Jergensen or someone else at Diamond Valley Dentist mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Hemet patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what that means and how it affects your health. Alright, we know you are on the edge of your seat! What is bruxism … 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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