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Our Top Tips for Finding the Best Dentist in Birmingham, AL

Young Couple | Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have recently relocated and need a new family dentist or you are just interested in making a change, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Evaluate Your Family’s Needs

Our dental needs change throughout life, and you may have little children or a senior parent, both of whom have specific requirements. For instance, do you think your child might need braces? Are you or your parent struggling with age-related dental wear and tooth loss? You’ll want to look for a dentist who has the skill and knowledge in these areas so you can be confident that you receive the highest quality of care.

Plan to Interview a Few ...

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3 Symptoms That Mean a Root Canal Might Be Needed

Woman With Tooth Pain | Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Nobody looks forward to root canal treatment; in fact, many people would rather risk their good oral health than agree to the procedure. Unfortunately, this reaction is often related to a negative experience with a root canal that someone had decades ago.

But everything about dentistry, from comfort to technology and techniques, has improved dramatically in recent years, meaning all the things you hated about root canals no longer apply.

The Truth about Root Canals

There are several reasons why a root canal might become necessary. Dental trauma, a fractured tooth, or decay that penetrates the inner portion of the tooth and reaches the pulp of your tooth can cause severe pain.

The only ...

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Dental Fillings: Fixing Cavities and Saving Teeth

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Did you know that dental enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? Considering this, you may wonder how it's even possible to get cavities.

Dental enamel is strong, but it's no match for the acid that's produced as a result of harmful bacteria in your mouth. As the acid sits on your teeth, it eats away at dental enamel and results in a cavity.

Fortunately, when this occurs, we can use composite tooth-colored dental fillings to restore the tooth after decay has been removed. 

What Do Composite Fillings Do?

When a tooth is decayed, it needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent the damage from spreading. A filling is ...

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5 Reasons Why Regular Dental Exams Are a Smart Move

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You received an appointment reminder from your dentist for your semi-annual exam, but your teeth feel fine, and you don't know how you're going to find an hour or more in your busy schedule anyway. So, you put off the appointment - for now - and decide to wait until you feel the need to check in on your oral health.

The mistake is in thinking that your oral health is in good shape just because your teeth feel okay. Dental problems don't just appear full-blown one day but develop silently behind the scenes. Before you know it, you're in pain, which could have easily been avoided if you had just ...

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Simple or Surgical Extraction: What’s the Difference?

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If you have ever needed to have a tooth extracted, you know it can have a profound effect on you, regardless of the reason. That is why your dentist will exhaust every treatment option before recommending extraction.

Types of Dental Extractions

There are many reasons why a tooth might need to be removed, but all extractions fall into one of two categories – simple or surgical.

Simple Extraction

The procedure is referred to as a simple extraction when the tooth is visible above the gum line and is in the optimal position for easy removal. Some reasons for simple extractions are:

  • A severely decayed or infected tooth can’t be saved with treatment
  • In preparation for orthodontic ...

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Trying to Keep Your Teeth White? Consider Cutting Back on These 3 Drinks

White Teeth | Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful, confident smile creates positive first impressions and allows your true personality to shine through. On the other hand, if you feel self-conscious about stained or discolored teeth, you probably hide your smile from others. The unintended result is that others may see you as unfriendly or unhappy.

That’s no way to go through life, especially when you have so many convenient options available for brightening your smile! And if you have already gone through the whitening process, you may wonder how you can keep your smile looking bright for as long as possible.

Keeping Your Smile Bright

There are some whitening products, like KoR, that produce stunning permanent results, resist staining, ...

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Are Dentures a Good Choice for You? These 3 Signs May Mean Yes

Dentures | Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

If you anticipate the need for dentures, you may envision teeth that look too perfect to be real, or you may remember your grandparents struggling with the discomfort of ill-fitting dentures.

Thankfully, that was yesterday, and today you can forget all the awful stories you’ve heard about dentures. A whole new world of technology and updated materials has emerged, and modern dentures eliminate many of the typical complaints associated with their ancient counterparts.

Are Dentures Right for You?

If you are dealing with missing or severely damaged teeth, there are several good reasons why updated dentures at our Birmingham, AL dental office might be the right solution for you:

  • You appreciate comfort: The most ...

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