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.
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…
Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Elizabeth SanFilippo
Chances are good that visions of cookies, desserts and candy canes may be dancing in your children's heads this holiday season. While you will do what you can to limit their intake of these sugary treats, your kids will probably be eating their fair share of sugar at your family holiday parties. Despite their consumption of sugar, there are ways to keep your kids' healthy teeth and gums in shape and to minimize damage to their dental health.
Why Is Sugar Bad for Dental Health? Whether your kids are eating chocolate cake, sugar cookies or peppermint candy, they are ingesting sugar. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth feed on this sugar, and the byproduct is acid. This acid can eat away at tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay and cavities. The more time teeth spend exposed to sugar, the higher the risk that your children …
Senior Dental Care is DifferentAs we get older, our teeth become worn and lose strength. Prior dental work can show the wear of time. There is a greater risk for gum infection, as well. So we check our patients for the indicators – red, swollen, or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, and loose teeth. After years of caffeine and tobacco consumption, teeth may need professional whitening to return their original luster. Some of your medications will decrease the necessary flow of saliva through your mouth, and we have products that will alleviate this complication. We advocate good nutrition, daily hygiene, and routine check-ups to help your smile stay brilliant and keep your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime.