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Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS


3 Ways a Crown Protects Your Smile

Your quiet lunch away from the office took a quick turn for the worst when you felt that telltale crack while biting into your sandwich. Now you have a broken tooth, and it’s starting to feel sensitive. You’re going to have to call your dentist for some relief.

Your dentist in Amherst is likely going to recommend a dental crown to repair your tooth, and here’s why that’s a good thing.

#1: A Dental Crown Maintains Your Natural Tooth Structure

Keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible is always your dentist’s goal, and a tooth crown helps you maintain your natural tooth structure because it fits over it like a cap. ...

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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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What You Can Expect at Your First Visit to Our Dental Practice

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Your time is valuable. So is being able to enjoy good oral health. This is why your first appointment with Amherst, NH dentist Dr. Kenneth Edwards is such a comprehensive one. Because we understand that many patients feel anxious about visiting the dentist, we believe that knowing what to expect before you come in can go a long way in alleviating those fears.

Here’s what you can expect at your first visit with us.

#1—Patient Interview

We want to know everything we can about your medical history before we even get started, so we will ask you about any medical conditions—past or present. Please let us know if you have any allergies ...

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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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