Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventative Care

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We get many questions about dental care and our Amherst, NH dental practice. We have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions here. Please feel free to browse to find the answers you are looking for. Maybe we can even answer a question you didn't realize you had!

If you have other questions not covered here, don't hesitate to contact our office. We'll be happy to answer them!

Preventative Care

man during teeth cleaning exam in amherst nhWe are Accepting New Patients in Amherst!

Amherst dentist Dr. Edwards understands the importance of choosing the right dentist for you and your family's dental care needs. We strive to offer our patients quality dental care in a relaxing environment. We stay up-to-date on dental technology and participate in continuing education to ensure that we are providing a superior dental experience to all of our patients.

There are many factors that go into choosing a dentist. Convenience, location, insurance, and availability are just a few of those factors, but most important is finding a dental office staff that you feel comfortable with, that makes you feel like part of the family. At Family Dental Care, our staff works hard to provide a welcoming and relaxing experience for each patient, from age 1 to 100.

General Dentistry in Amherst

We understand that your time is valuable, and we offer a wide range of dental services in both general dentistry and specialty areas, to save you the task of running from one dental office to another just to get the treatment you need. 

We are currently accepting new patients. If you are looking for a dentist that will put your comfort and care first, or if you have any questions, contact our Amherst dental office to schedule an appointment.

children's dentistry in amherst nhThe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child has their first dental exam after their first tooth grows in, or by their first birthday, whichever comes sooner. Starting your child off on the right foot with Amherst dentist Dr. Edwards from a young age offers many benefits, some that will last a lifetime.

Establishing a good relationship and positive associations with the dentist when your child is young will help minimize fear of the dentist. This dental fear can sometimes prevent even adult patients from seeking dental care. Regular dental visits from as early as six months of age will ensure that your child is comfortable with the sights, sounds and smells of the dentist from the very beginning.

Cavities In Baby Teeth

More and more children are suffering from "bottle cavities," or cavities that develop in baby teeth at a very young age. These cavities can be painful and can lead to tooth loss that can affect how your child's permanent teeth grow in. The baby teeth serve many important functions and need to be preserved whenever possible. Regular dental visits allow us to catch and fill these cavities while they are still small.

We want to be the family dentist you choose for all of your family's dental needs. If your child is overdue for their first examination, or if you have any questions, please contact our Amherst dental office.

small family after general dentistry exam in amherst nhYes, you can bring your entire family to our dental office, including the youngest members. Consider our dental office your children’s dentist in Amherst. We generally recommend that kids start coming to the dentist as soon as they start getting teeth—usually around the age of one. If you have any concerns before then, please feel free to give us a call.

The first couple of dental visits serve as an introduction to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist's office. We won’t force your children to do anything they are not comfortable with; we’ll just take them for a spin in the dental chair and take a look at their teeth. Our goal is to help your kids establish a comfortable relationship with the dentist from an early age.

As your child gets older, we will conduct more thorough examinations and provide teeth cleanings. Most kids who are cavity-prone will also benefit from either fluoride treatments or dental sealants to help prevent dental caries from forming. We’ll also go over proper home care, so smiles stay healthy between dental visits.

Schedule Your Child's Appointment Today! 

It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s oral health. Contact our children’s dentist in Amherst, Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS. We look forward to treating your entire family!

family going to dentist in amherst nhYes, we would be happy to! As our name implies, at Family Dental Care we specialize in providing quality dental care to entire families. We have experience with patients of all ages, from 2-98. We want to be your family dentist, and we have the training and skills to ensure you're making the right choice.

Our Wonderful Staff

We have two full-time hygienists on staff for your convenience. You can schedule cleanings for your entire family at the same time to save yourself multiple trips back and forth to our office. We have experience working with pediatric patients and are aware of the unique challenges and dental needs of children. When you choose Amherst dentist Dr. Edwards as your family dentist, you're in good hands.

Family Dental Care offers a wide range of treatments, from basic and preventative care to restorations, cosmetic dentistry, even special treatments such as TMJ and bruxism. We strive to stay up-to-date on all of the ways we can best meet the evolving needs of your family as they grow and age. We want to be your one-stop for all of your family's dental needs.

Contact Us to Schedule

If you have any questions about our practices or would like to schedule an appointment for you and your family, contact our office today.

child before children's dentistry exam in amherst nhYes! As our name "Family Dental Care" implies, we see all age groups. Our patient ages range from 2 to 98! From your toddler's first dental visit on, we want to be your choice for the dental needs of your entire family. Amherst dentist Dr. Edwards and his staff have been treating children for many years, and we know how to address the unique needs of pediatric patients.

We believe early dental care is crucial. Teaching your child good dental habits and nutrition from an early age will ensure they know how to keep their teeth and gums healthy for their entire lives. We begin seeing pediatric patients for their first dental wellness visit at age two.

Child Dental Services

Dr. Edwards provides check-ups, nutritional counseling, emergency care, and routine dental care for all ages, as well as specialized services when needed. We also recommend sealants once your child's permanent molars begin to erupt for an additional layer of protection against decay.

We also understand that some patients have special needs. If you require any specific accommodations for you or a family member, be sure to let us know. Our office is handicapped accessible, and we are happy to provide assistance to special needs patients.

Call today to schedule an appointment for you and your whole family.

woman with a dental emergency in amherst nhNo one wants to wait weeks or months to see the dentist. A common question we hear is "How long does it take to get a dental appointment?" We do our best to schedule your appointment at your earliest convenience. Most of the time, we can get you in to see Dr. Edwards within a few days. We try to offer a wide range of appointments to fit your schedule, so let us know what time or day works best for you and we will do our best to meet your needs!

Dental Emergencies in Amherst

Dental emergencies are a priority at our Amherst dental office. We try to keep a block of same-day and next-day appointments available for emergencies. If you are going through a dental emergency or an urgent dental situation, call us right away and we will schedule you as soon as possible. If your dental emergency strikes after hours, leave a message and we will call you the next business day to fit you in. We offer after-hours contact information in the case of dental emergencies.

We know you have a busy life. We will always do what we can to accommodate your schedule without delaying necessary dental treatment. We want to make caring for your teeth convenient and fast. Call to schedule your appointment today.

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