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New Techniques for Root Canals on the Horizon

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Root canals today are one of the most common dental procedures—some 15 million are performed annually in this country—but a dental crown remains the best way to protect a treated tooth. Until now. New studies are showing scientists how they can create new blood vessels in the root of the tooth, producing better outcomes for patients and dentists.

Patients who need to come to our Amherst, NH practice for root canal therapy will find that a dental crown is still recommended, but we will keep an eye on technology as it helps improve the entire process.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that treats an ...

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Got Dental Floss? Here's How to Do It Properly

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At our Amherst, NH practice, dentist Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards frequently hears from patients that they do not take the time to floss their teeth. Others who floss once in a while often do a haphazard job, not understanding the proper flossing technique.

Because flossing is such an important part of home care—after all, your toothbrush cannot reach all the nooks and crannies that are between your teeth and gums—let’s take some time go over proper flossing technique.

What Type of Floss Should I Use?

There are myriad different flosses available, and the type of floss you should use is up to you. If you like flavored, use flavored. If you like ...

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Tips to Help Your Sensitive Child Brush Successfully

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As most parents know, it can be a struggle to get kids to brush their teeth properly. If your child has sensory issues, it can be even more challenging.

In this article, we’ve compiled some tips that might help you address your child’s aversion to toothbrushing. But it is also a good idea to talk to your dentist.

At our Amherst, NH practice, Dr. Kenneth G. Edward’s experience in children’s dentistry can help steer you and your child in the right direction. The goal for everyone is to ensure your child can be more independent when it comes to home oral care—and can enjoy a foundation of good oral health.

Tips for ...

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Do You Know These Important Facts about Baby Teeth?

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Baby teeth start coming in by the time children have reached about one year of age. Most kids have all 20 of their baby teeth by the time they are about two and a half. It is crucial during this time to bring your children into a kid’s dentist such as our Amherst NH practice to see Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards.

Although baby teeth are a universal milestone with kids, there is a lot you might know about these primary teeth.

Fun and Important Facts About Baby Teeth

  • One in 3,000 babies is born with one or more teeth. In many cases, if these teeth are loose or cause feeding problems, ...

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A Study on Dental Implants Provides Evidence of What We've Been Saying All Along

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If you are missing one or more teeth, and you have researched tooth replacement options, you might already be aware of the claims made about dental implants—that they can actually improve your quality of life. Now a new study on dental implants provides evidence to back up this statement.

According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical and Experiment Dentistry, patient satisfaction three years after having dental implants is higher than what scientists expected.

Don’t put off improving your own life by replacing your missing teeth with dental implants. If you are in the Amherst, NH area, talk to Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards about tooth replacement—and a ...

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A New Study Points Toward the Future of Dental Fillings

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If you are like most people in this country, you have at least one dental filling. You can probably expect that filling to last for up to 10 years before it might start to fail by falling out or cracking. This means another trip to the dentist to either replace the filling or replace it with a dental crown, depending on how much of your original tooth structure is left.

But there is good news on the horizon. According to recent studies, scientists believe that an extract from the bark of pine trees might be able to make fillings up to 10 times stronger. What does this mean for fillings? ...

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What Probiotics Might Mean for Your Oral Health

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If you are already taking probiotics for your gut health, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that these live microorganisms—also known as friendly bacteria—might also be effective at keeping your mouth healthy. New research is identifying probiotics as an effective way to fight plaque buildup, gum disease, and bad breath.

Another way to keep your mouth healthy is to stay up-to-date with twice yearly visits to your Amherst dentist Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards. Is your biannual dental checkup overdue? Call us today to make an appointment!

Some Recent Study Results

There have been a number of studies conducted on the impact of probiotics on oral health. Some of the most ...

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