Family Dental
Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

cosmetic dentistry | amherst nh | accepting new patientsWe 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.

It's entirely reasonable for children to be scared of the dentist when they are young. Children are often scared of many things, from monsters hiding under the bed to talking to strangers. While many of these fears are outgrown over time, it's important to help teach your child how to cope while they are young. 

Almost 20 percent of children are scared of going to the dentist. This can make it difficult for Dr. Edwards to clean your child's teeth properly. Many adults who have dental anxiety had a lousy childhood experience that was difficult to overcome.

How Can Parents Help?

Your dentist should collaborate with you to work together and make each dental visit smooth and comfortable. Both parents and their dentists play a crucial role in helping the child adapt and become used to oral health care. 

Before the Visit to the Dentist

Let your child know in advance that they are going to the dentist, allow them time to process and get used to the idea. It can be challenging for a child to adjust to a new situation, so waiting until the last minute or just showing up at the dental office can increase their anxiety. 

During the days leading up to the dental appointment, parents can go over what their child should expect during the visit and any fears or concerns that they have. 

Celebrate this milestone by making it exciting and positive! Let them know the dentist will be fun and that they will learn a lot. They will also get a prize for their bravery and good behavior!

Communication is key in helping your child overcome dental fear. Talking about why it's essential to keep their teeth and gums healthy can keep them informed. It's also vital to explain the importance of a dentist and how they help take care of their mouths. 

It's good to let your Amherst children's dentist ahead of time so they are aware and can prepare for the visit. 

We Can Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear

Dr. Edwards and his fantastic dental team are here to work with you and your child. We understand how hard the process can be, which is why we make each dental visit fun and cheerful.

dentist amherst nhMaking decisions about your dental treatment can be stressful. This stress is only made worse if you're not sure you're making the right decision. Many times getting a second opinion can help you determine if you are really choosing the best procedure and the best dentist for your treatment.

Amherst, NH dentist Dr. Kenneth Edwards is happy to provide second opinions to new and established patients. During your appointment, Dr. Edwards will examine your teeth and discuss treatment options with you, as well as explain each treatment and what it would entail. Understanding not only the procedures but the reasons they are recommended can help arm you with the knowledge to make the right choice.

Feeling Comfortable About Treatment

It's important to feel confident about your dental treatment choices, especially when the wrong choice can be costly and difficult to reverse. Whether you choose to have Dr. Edwards or another dentist perform the procedure, we are happy to provide you with the information you need to be confident in your decision. We promise to be honest and up-front about your treatment options and any risks or drawbacks to each treatment.

If you are considering a dental procedure and would like a second opinion, contact our Amherst dental office to schedule an appointment.

dental services amherst nhIt's important to feel confident about the choices you make for your dental treatment. We want to equip you with the knowledge and understanding that will allow you to make the best choice for your situation. We offer free consultations for most of the services that are available through our Amherst dental office.

A consultation appointment gives you the opportunity to ask questions about your upcoming dental procedure. It allows you to explore alternatives that you may not have even known were available. Consultations also give Dr. Edwards the opportunity to examine your teeth and determine whether your desired treatment will give you the results you seek and if there may be complications or risks you need to be aware of.

Scheduling A Consultation

We recommend a consultation appointment before beginning any major dental treatment. Taking the time to understand and learn about your procedure will help reduce your anxiety and give you and Dr. Edwards the confidence that you've made the right choice. Consultations also allow our front office staff to verify insurance coverage and submit pre-authorizations when necessary, saving you from unexpected costs later on.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for a free consultation, call our Amherst, NH dental office today.

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