Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums - CA

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Jergensen would like everyone in Hemet to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth about bleeding gums is they are a sign of infection and/or irritation and can lead to serious problems that go way beyond your mouth if left untreated. Please read this article and educate yourself on how to keep your family’s teeth and gums safe. … Continue reading

Good, Clean, Wholesome Family Dentistry

Wholesome Family Dentistry - CA

You love your teeth. Your brush them twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist regularly. Right? We love your teeth, too! In fact, there’s so much to know about caring for your oral health that dentistry has quite a few categories of specialties and different kinds of dentists. The primary dentist in your life should be your family dentist. They are also known as a general dentist. Your family dentist is whom you will see most often for dental check-ups. But how exactly is family dentistry different from other kinds of dentistry? Dr. Jergensen in Hemet shares … Continue reading

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack - CA

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways-problems with your overall health show signs in your mouth, too. Did you know that gum disease increases your risk of heart attack by 50%? Did you know that plaque buildup in your mouth can be an indicator of and contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries? These mouth-body connections are … Continue reading

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

What's Lurking in Your Saliva - CA

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to dry mouth, cavities, and bad breath. Read more below from Hemet dentist, Dr. Jergensen to learn more about your saliva. Composition of Saliva Saliva is 98% water. It also contains electrolytes, mucus, enzymes, hormones, and antibodies. Saliva travels to all parts of your mouth via … Continue reading

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview - CA

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found that whiter teeth greatly increased not only a person’s chance of being offered jobs but also of receiving higher pay. In a portion of the study on romance, subjects went on simulated dates and found the dates were more successful after their teeth had been whitened. Dr. … Continue reading

Are Your Teeth Safe From Coffee Stains?

Are Your Teeth Safe From Coffee Stains - CA

First things first – put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Diamond Valley Dentist, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can do to fight them.  It’s no secret how Hemet residents feel about their coffee, and we’re not about to get in the way of that love. However, we will help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful with tips that won’t drastically affect your lifestyle. … Continue reading

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad & The Neutral

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad and The Neutral - CA

Living in a land of antibacterial gels, soaps, plastics, and even fabrics, it might surprise you to hear that tons of bacteria live in your mouth every day, and they aren’t all bad! In fact, some play an important role in keeping up your overall health. Some oral bacteria, however, can cause serious problems and must be fought with good oral hygiene. Dr. Jergensen from Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet helps you understand the role bacteria play in your health and wellness. What are Bacteria? Bacteria are very small organisms made of just one single cell. That’s compared to over … Continue reading

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work?

Do Whitening Strips Actually Work, CA

Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Hemet. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Jergensen wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit Diamond Valley Dentist for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Teeth Whitening: … Continue reading

The Science of Tooth Decay

The Science of Tooth Decay, CA

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Hemet has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and Dr. Jergensen can do to protect your smile. The Unique Makeup of Your Teeth Even within your own mouth, teeth vary widely in shape, size, and enamel quality and consistency. Some teeth are harder than others, and … Continue reading

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction, CA

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult Diamond Valley Dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only solution is for Hemet dentist Dr. Nathan Jergensen to perform an extraction or remove the tooth. Today, we would like to talk about what you can expect from extraction and why it’s not something to fear! Pulling Teeth isn’t like “Pulling Teeth” Anymore Just like root canals, tooth extractions have a pretty bad reputation. … 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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