Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile - CA

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone in Hemet should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Diamond Valley Dentist, we know how much a healthy, happy smile means to Hemet residents, so we’d like to talk about how Dr. Jergensen can help get you the smile you deserve with veneers. What are Veneers? Veneers are thin layers of composite, or dental porcelain that … Continue reading

Dental Bridges 101

Dental Bridges 101 - CA

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Diamond Valley Dentist bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain and bite misalignment. Without a full set of teeth, your other teeth tend to move into the empty space, causing unnatural alignment in your bite and jaw—which can be very uncomfortable and can lead to bigger headaches and TMJ/TMD problems. Dr. Jergensen shares how each … Continue reading

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium?

Is Your Little One Getting Enough Calcium - CA

Calcium. We regularly hear how important calcium is for our kids’ diets. It’s vital for healthy growth. Calcium is a building block for strong bones. It helps with hormone balance and keeps the heart pumping and blood circulating normally. But, did you know that calcium is also vital for healthy teeth? Calcium builds strong bones. Years of milk commercials (backed by years of research) have firmly planted that information in our brains. In fact, 99% of the calcium in the body goes to building healthy bones and teeth. Calcium is the hard mineral that makes bones hard, and it also … Continue reading

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

Oral Health Tips at Every Age - CA

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.  However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each new season of growth and maturity. Read below as Dr. Jergensen of Diamond Valley Dentist shares what is especially important knowledge to maintain your oral health throughout your life. You may be surprised at what we have to say! Babies From the moment your child … Continue reading

Destination Dentistry – Are the Savings Worth the Risk?

Destination Dentistry - CA

Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the world, destination dentistry or dental tourism is becoming an attractive option for many. Dental tourism is a kind of medical tourism and can reportedly save up to 70% of costs compared to getting dental work done in the US. Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen shares … Continue reading

Dentistry in the Digital Age

Dentistry in the Digital Age - CA

Technology has changed nearly every aspect of human life and modern society. New tools, programs, and education can greatly improve your healthcare, too! Let’s say you need any kind of standard dental restoration for a cracked or missing tooth. From x-rays and impressions to surgery and installation, your whole treatment could be digital. We’re so used to digital tools these days, you may not even notice how much technology Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen can utilize to best serve your oral health needs. Below are some of the ways your oral care may be digitized. CAD/CAM Software Short for computer-assisted design … Continue reading

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome (CTS)

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a nasty toothache and remember biting down on something hard, it’s time to contact Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen. Don’t worry though, because the dental professionals at Diamond Valley Dentist are committed to giving you the best oral care available. To find out more about cracked tooth … Continue reading

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

It is never too late to seek dental care - CA

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Hemet dentist Dr. Jergensen’s chair adds up, so does the cost of potential dental work. You start to feel and even see that your teeth are not in good shape. Plaque and tartar buildup, toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold, bleeding gums, deep, dark stains, perhaps … Continue reading

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

Sugar Rush - When Sweet Turns Bitter - CA

You’ve heard it before. Too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that lots of added sugar has many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. Sugar can cause serious problems for tiny teeth, and Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen would like to share more information about this with you. The Rise & Fall A sugar rush is a real thing, and it can be no joke. Sugar is … Continue reading

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work

Mouthguards - Do They Really Work -CA

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard! Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help prevent accidental mouth injuries, ease pain from grinding your teeth, and can even help patients with trouble sleeping. They usually only cover the top row of teeth, but can sometimes be made to cover the bottom row too. You can buy a mouthguard pre-made, custom-made, … 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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