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Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS


You Suffer From Frequent Headaches. Could TMJ Issues Be Causing Your Pain?

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You often find yourself dealing with headaches each week. You've started to notice some tenderness when you chew and eat. You often suffer from neck and shoulder pain. Did you know that all of these symptoms could be related?

You might be dealing with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, which is problems or discomfort with your jaw joint. The good news is that your Amherst, NH dentist has some solutions for you.

What is TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complicated joints in your body. It is responsible for allowing you to chew, yawn, and move your jaw from side to side. 

When ...

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Is It TMJ Dysfunction? These 4 Signs Might Surprise You

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Most people are aware of some of the more common symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Problems such as jaw pain, headaches, and clicking or popping in the jaw joint immediately bring to mind the joint that hinges the lower and upper jaws. It might surprise most people to learn that TMJ disorders can show up in other parts of your body—not just the jaw and face area.

You might want to keep the following symptoms in mind to determine whether you need to seek TMJ treatment in Amherst.

Neck Pain

The TMJ plays a crucial role in keeping your head sitting on top of your spinal cord. Joint misalignment can cause ...

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What is Nutrition Counseling?

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Every patient is different, and it’s important that each patient has an opportunity to get customized treatments that actually suit their unique needs. Nutritional counseling is an example of a customized service to help patients achieve great oral health, and therefore overall health!

Nutritional health is just one of the ways you can improve your oral health- here are some changes that can make a big difference:

  • Lowering sugar intake: Sugar contributes to tooth decay, and it can cause cavities and more severe deterioration over time.
  • Limit tooth-staining liquids: Many people drink coffee and tea on a regular basis, but these drinks can stain your teeth over time. Limiting the amount that you ...

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