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Meet the Doctor

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

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About Our Office

Our friendly professional team works hard to make you comfortable so that every visit is enjoyable and stress-free.

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Services & Procedures

We stay current with the latest dental treatments to provide you with the services you need for excellent oral health.

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8 Major Connections between Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

Gum Disease Treatment | Birmingham, AL | Cook Family Dental

Have you been hearing more about gum disease lately? There’s a good reason for this; the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that nearly half of US adults over the age of 30 have some level of gum disease. If you’re over 65, the rate jumps to 70 percent.

Gum infections are a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks your gums and the structures that support your teeth. If gum disease isn't treated by your Birmingham dentist in its earliest stages and is allowed to advance, it can ultimately lead to tooth loss. 

Periodontal Disease and the Oral-Systemic Link

However, it’s not just an oral health problem; mountains of research indicates that there’s also a ...

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Getting a New Dental Crown? Here’s What to Expect

Dental Crowns | Birmingham, AL | Cook Family Dental

Has your dentist told you recently that you need a new crown? It’s most likely because the tooth has been compromised in some way and requires a crown to strengthen and protect it. 

You can think of a dental crown as a protective helmet for your teeth. A tooth-shaped ceramic jacket is designed to surround and enclose a damaged tooth to add strength, restore normal function, and improve your appearance. 

Dental Crowns – 5 Steps to a Healthier Smile

Considering that dental crowns in Birmingham, AL are so beneficial, the process for placing them is surprisingly straightforward. 

  • Step 1: Call your dentist for an appointment to determine if a crown is the ...

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Your Child’s Oral Health: Why Baby Teeth Matter

Why Baby Teeth Matter | Cook Family & Cosmetic Dentistry | Birmingham, AL

Your child goes through a lot of changes in the first few years of their lives, and each new step builds on the previous one. Dental development, for example, takes place in stages and each is crucial to the next. Baby or primary teeth are an excellent example; while many parents believe that they don’t serve a real purpose and will come out anyway, they create the perfect foundation for the permanent teeth that follow. 

As your children’s dentist in Birmingham, AL, we want you to be aware of all the important aspects of your child’s oral health care. Let’s take a look at the role baby teeth play and ...

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5 Questions to Ask During Your Next Dental Exam

What to Ask your Dentist | Birmingham, AL | Cook Family Cosmetic Dentistry

Routine dental exams are the foundation for a problem-free smile and the healthiest way to avoid discomfort and the need for treatment in the future. Beyond that, however, your dentist and hygienist also possess a wealth of knowledge about oral health matters, and they love to answer questions for patients who are proactive about their oral health.

So, when you schedule your dental exams in Birmingham, AL, be sure to get the most out of your appointment by keeping the following questions in mind:

#1: How Can I Improve My Oral Hygiene?

Even the most conscientious oral hygiene habits can get rusty over time, so use these appointments to ask about problem areas your ...

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How Modern Dental Technology Streamlines Your Appointments

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Most of us would prefer to spend as little time as necessary in the dental chair, and your family dentist in Birmingham, AL understands that. That is why so many dental practices today offer state-of-the-art technology that makes your appointments efficient, stress-free, and productive.

Here is some of the equipment you are likely to see in our modern dental office and how they benefit you:

Intraoral Cameras

Making decisions about your oral health is much easier when you can see for yourself what’s happening, and intraoral cameras give you the close-up view you need.

The images are displayed in real-time on your chairside monitor, and the benefits are: 

  • No guessing about what conditions your dentist sees
  • You are ...

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More Kids Than Ever Are Seeing the Dentist – Is Yours One of Them?

Kid Brushing Teeth

If asked to name the most common childhood disease, most people would probably guess that it’s the common cold or asthma. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics states that it’s dental caries (cavities), a highly preventable condition.

The good news is that studies by the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute show that more kids than ever before have dental benefits. In 2015 only 10 percent of children in the US lacked benefits coverage.

Problem-Free Smiles Supports a High-Quality of Life

There are many ways that poor oral health can impact your child’s quality of life. When kids have chronic dental problems, their quality of life suffers in many areas:

  • Speech development problems
  • Difficulty chewing, ...

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How a Professional Dental Cleaning Differs from Brushing at Home

Professional Dental Cleaning vs Brushing at Home | Birmingham AL | Cook Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Your semi-annual dental cleaning is coming up, but you’re confident that you have been doing an excellent job with your oral hygiene, and your teeth feel fine. So, you can skip the appointment “just this once.”

If you are committed to brushing and flossing properly, congratulations. However, no amount of brushing and flossing at home can remove all the plaque and tartar that builds up on and between your teeth. And when they’re not removed, they can lead to cavities and gum disease. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends professional dental cleanings in Birmingham, AL every six months or as instructed by your dentist.

Your Toothbrush Can’t Do It All

Brushing removes a ...

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