Dr. James T. Cox, III, DMD, Dr. Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD and the team at Cox Family Dentistry are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients from Anderson SC and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, children's, cosmetic, family, general, preventive and restorative dentistry.
TMJ/TMD – Say ‘Goodbye’ to Headaches and Jaw Pain!Incorrect bite alignment can be the source of tremendous pain, and not just in your mouth. Dental occlusion (i.e. your bite) is sometimes the reason behind recurrent headaches, aching or popping jaws, and even the misery surrounding the area of your shoulders and neck. If your teeth have worn down over the years or been lost due to accident or dental disease, your jaw won’t be able to settle into the proper position. This unnatural state produces strain in the muscles of your jaw, and can lead to an assortment of body pains you’ve grown accustomed to and even attribute to other sources. By fixing your dental occlusion, your jaw can rest in the position that nature intended. We’ve made this highly technical procedure, known as a full-mouth rehabilitation, available to our patients. Don’t live with the pain a moment longer. We invite you to discover the benefits that this procedure may bring to your quality of life.
Our Alternative to CPAPThe gold standard for the management of moderate to severe sleep apnea is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) device. The patient employs a specially designed machine that forces a continuous stream of air into their nose or mouth throughout the night. However, many people find this uncomfortable and they stop wearing the mask.
If you have sleep apnea and can’t get used to or are irritated with your CPAP, modern dentistry has produced alternative solutions in the form of oral appliances. Our dentists can custom fit you with an oral appliance such as the Respire Blue Series™ or TAP™ (Thornton Adjustable Positioner). These small acrylic devices slide over your upper and lower teeth much like an orthodontic retainer or mouthguard. They correctly align your tongue and jaw to open your airway and allow more air to flow into your lungs as you sleep. They are easy to place and remove, simple to clean, and convenient for travel. Over 90% of patients have reporte…
Teeth Whitening – Dazzling Results in Just One Visit!To restore a brilliant luster to your teeth, a professionally supervised procedure is required, but the process is easier than most people realize. In one visit, stains and dark discolorations can be a thing of the past with Philips ZOOM!™ Whitening. The results can last for years! Or, if you prefer, we also offer custom whitening trays, created in our own lab. During an initial visit, you receive supplies and instructions, allowing you to complete this safe and effective process at home. Results become visible within 1 - 14 days.
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Sher Warkentin
Maintaining good oral care during the holidays can be tough with the bombardment of sugary sweets all season. Counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar is a fun activity for your kids, but if they are filled with chocolate and sweets, it won't be so great for their teeth. Check out these simple sugar-free ideas to fill your countdown instead.
Holiday Activity Fun Fill your child's countdown with special moments that they will cherish all year round. For each day of the month come up with a fun holiday activity that you can do together as a family. Some ideas include: watching a holiday movie, going ice skating, building a snowman and looking at Christmas lights. Write down the activity on a slip of paper and tuck one note into each day of your advent calendar.
A Puzzling Treat Give your child a fun challenge with a customized puzzle. Draw a picture or write a special message on a bl…