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Dr. Cook's genuine concern for your well-being ensures that you will always receive outstanding dental care.

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How to Know When a Dental Implant is Right for You

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Living with missing teeth can take a toll on your quality of life. Studies have been conducted that indicate tooth loss impacts even simple actions like eating, speaking, smiling and the most basic emotions like your confidence.

Of course, missing teeth affect your oral health as well. Neighboring teeth gravitate toward the gap in your smile and lead to alignment problems and destructive habits like bruxism (teeth grinding). With no tooth root to stimulate its growth, your jawbone can deteriorate and lead to gum and bone loss, which can also change the contours of your face.

Why You Should Consider a Dental Implant

None of this sounds pleasant, does it? Fortunately, however, today ...

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3 Reasons Why a Dental Bridge Might be Right for You

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Are you tired of living with a gap in your smile that’s due to tooth loss?

If you’ve lost a tooth, you probably don’t feel much like showing off your smile to others. Maybe you have to shift food around in your mouth so it doesn’t hurt when you chew, or you’ve given up some of your favorite foods completely.

Living this way can drag you down, and the fact is that you don’t have to put yourself through the torture; a fixed dental bridge is a time-tested tooth replacement solution and may be your best option for restoring your smile.

How Dental Bridges Work

As its name implies, a bridge is a dental ...

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Preventing Dental Problems – 4 Steps to a Healthier Smile

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Routine preventive services like dental exams and cleanings play an essential role in helping you to achieve problem-free oral health. However, these treatments, are more effective when you pay attention to your oral health habits.

For instance, it’s easy to get a little lax with your home hygiene routine. If you aren’t experiencing any problems, you may think that it’s okay to skip flossing once in a while. After all, nothing hurts, so you must be okay, right?

Steps for Protecting Your Oral Health

But some of the most serious oral health problems like decay and periodontal disease can quickly take their toll when you get lax with your oral hygiene routine. If you ...

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3 Times When Laser Dentistry Is a Smart Choice

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Have you visited a dental practice recently? If it’s been a while, you should know that more and more dentists today are using technology to improve your experience by streamlining procedures, increasing your comfort, and delivering better long-term outcomes.

State-of-the-Art Laser Dentistry

One exciting technology that’s developed in the past decade is state-of-the-art laser dentistry. It's the same type of laser that’s used for medical procedures, but it has been adapted for use in certain dental procedures.

Since laser dentistry in Birmingham, AL is non-invasive, the technology allows your dentist to perform certain procedures faster, with minimal bleeding and fast recovery times. Some of the ways lasers are used are:

Gum Disease Treatment

If you ...

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

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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

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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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