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Tobacco Risks on Oral Health

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about tobacco risks on oral health.

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

Kids' Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

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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 …

Preventative Senior Dental Care

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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.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

Regular Dental Check-Ups

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about regular dental check-ups.

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

Surprisingly Simple Food Tips for Healthy Teeth

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Below is an excerpt from an article found on Colgate.com that was written by Donna Pleis

You already know the value of regular tooth brushing and flossing to the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease, but what you eat can help too. Here are a few tips for healthy teeth involving simple foods that may be more helpful to your dental health than you thought they were.

An Element of Strength
The mineral, fluoride, plays an important role in building strong teeth and bones, and ultimately protecting your teeth against tooth decay. This is why fluoride has been included in toothpastes like Colgate Cavity Protection and many community water supplies. But did you know it's also found naturally in many foods? Any fluoride you ingest is absorbed and distributed throughout the body, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), though most of it deposited into your bones and teeth.

So, to give you and your family's teeth an extra bit of strength now and then, serve up foods with n…

Dental Gum Disease Treatments

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Now the Good NewsThe dangers of gum disease have been established, and most dental insurance plans offer coverage to pay for available treatments. With advanced periodontal disease, the treatment is surgical. However, for all other cases there are potent NON-surgical treatments that, combined with enhanced dental hygiene, can essentially stop the spread of the disease.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

After-Hours Emergency Dentistry

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Learn more about what the American Dental Association has to about after-hours emergency dentistry.

The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

Dental Veneers

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‘Smile Makeovers’ in as Little as Two Visits!If you have less-than-perfect teeth, large gaps, or odd discolorations, our porcelain veneers may be the right way for you to obtain a flawless smile. Veneers are thin, durable sheets of the most advanced dental ceramic available. They are attached to your natural teeth, so that your teeth look both straight and uniform. Veneers may also be applied to correct chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, and because they are designed to match the color of your adjoining teeth, they look completely natural.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com

Diabetes and Your Dental Health # 3

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This month we are featuring information found on MouthHealthy.org that discuss how diabetes can affect  your dental health. Below is one way that diabetes can affect your oral health.

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Have you ever noticed a cold sore or a cut in your mouth that doesn’t quite seem to go away? This can be another way that diabetes may affect your mouth. Poor control of blood sugar can keep injuries from healing quickly and properly. If you have something in your mouth that you feel isn’t healing as it should, see your dentist.

To read all '5 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Mouth' visit MouthHealthy.org.

Cox Family Dentistry
James T. Cox, III, DMD
Dallas J. Kunkel, DMD
101 Perpetual Square Drive 
Anderson, SC 29621  
(864) 226-4300  
CoxFamilyDentistrySC.com