General Dentistry

At the Amherst, NH dental office of Kenneth G. Edwards, DDS, we want to be the first choice for all of your dental care needs. For this reason, we offer a wide range of services, from dental exams and teeth cleanings to cosmetic dentistry that transforms your entire smile into a real head-turner!

We also treat entire families, which means we welcome patients of all ages into our dental office.

If you’re looking to establish dental care for yourself—or you and your family members—reach out today to arrange your first appointment. We also welcome you to read through the information below to learn more about our general dentistry.

Overview of Preventive Dentistry in Amherst, NH

Our preventive dentistry focuses on the overall health and wellness of the teeth, gums, jaw, and bone. Our preventive services keep you’re your teeth healthy, which lowers your risks for preventable conditions. And a healthy smile improves your candidacy for cosmetic dentistry in the future.

Your dentist in Amherst, NH cares about your oral wellness, but if you decide to take your smile aesthetics to the next level, you can count on our team to help you reach your smile objectives.

Our preventive dentistry includes:

  • Dental cleanings
  • Dental exams and check-ups
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Jaw health checks

We are also happy to provide nutrition counseling as part of your dental treatment, so you know what foods are best (and worst!) for your teeth and gums.

With two full-time dental hygienists on staff, we can also help you schedule teeth cleanings for your whole family without rearranging your entire schedule. 

Oral cancer screenings are a part of each dental check-up appointment. At our Amherst dental office, we understand that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is only one piece of the puzzle for overall wellness, and we are happy to help you achieve a healthy mind and body.

General Dentistry to Restore Your Oral Health

Preventive dentistry indeed lowers your risks for oral health conditions, but if a problem does arise, we offer the treatments you need to restore your teeth and gums. Our goal is to keep you smiling and comfortable during and after treatment.

Our general dentistry services include:

  • Fillings, crowns, and bridges
  • Periodontal treatments for gum disease
  • Root canal therapy
  • Treatment for jaw pain and headaches
  • Snoring and sleep apnea therapy
  • Tooth replacement, including dental implants.
  • Emergency dentistry

A Healthy Smile Helps Make You a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Edwards and his team provide the pretreatments needed to help make interested patients candidates for cosmetic dentistry. But keeping your teeth healthy with regular exams and excellent general dentistry is the best first step.

Our cosmetic dentistry includes:

  • Veneers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Tooth-colored restorations

These are just a few of the smile-enhancing services your Amherst dentist offers in an anxiety-free dental environment designed just for you.

And if you do decide to enhance your smile, we start you with a consultation. During this initial exam, the dentist checks up on your oral health, including your jaw and gum tissue's health, to make sure cosmetic dentistry is the best option for you. We also want to make sure that the treatment you choose will give you the smile you’ve been looking for.

Children's Dentistry in Amherst, NH

Yes! 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.

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 wheelchair and differently-abled accessible, and we are happy to assist special needs patients.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry and Periodontal Treatments

We know you have a busy life, so we offer convenient hours and same-day appointments for dental emergencies. If you have a toothache or sudden pain in your jaw or gums, we invite you to call our Amherst dental office right away for an emergency dentist appointment or just for some friendly professional advice about your teeth and oral health. Our priority is always to stop your pain and save your smile.

If you have periodontal disease—or suspect you might—our team is also with you every step of the way, and our goals are the same: relieve any pain and save your smile.

Periodontal disease means you have a series of infections in the tissues and periodontal ligaments surrounding your teeth. These tissues and ligaments are responsible for keeping your teeth in place.

Periodontal disease is a treatable condition but not curable. However, with proper intervention by a dental professional, you can improve your oral health and maintain your smile for a lifetime.

Signs of periodontal disease often prompt people to make an appointment with their dentist, mainly if they have not visited the dentist in some time.

You may notice bleeding gums when brushing and flossing. You may also suffer from periodic toothaches, increased tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, bad breath, pocketing of the gums, and an elongated appearance to your teeth. These symptoms are often accompanied by bad breath. 

Your dentist can typically reduce these symptoms with a treatment schedule at home and in the dental office. It is essential to follow all recommendations following a periodontal disease diagnosis because these infections can spread and lead to heart complications and other systemic health problems.

Our Conservative Approach and Prevention

While full smile makeovers are popular among our patients, everyone is different. We present all of your dental treatment options, including more conservative treatments like dental bonding and fillings to repair and reshape teeth.

We offer dental implants and bridges or partial dentures for people who would like a non-surgical option for missing teeth.

In short, Dr. Edwards never jumps to conclusions. He will discuss your budget, smile goals, and even dream with you about having a celebrity-caliber smile if that’s what you are shooting for. More than that, he is willing to do dentistry in phases to meet your timeline and budget without compromising on quality or outcomes.

Please Contact Our Amherst Dental Office

Dr. Edwards and his friendly dental team would love to meet you and see how we can help you with your oral health goals. Please call us at (603) 673-0782 to schedule an appointment for your next exam and dental cleaning.