Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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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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When Tooth Extractions are Necessary

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One of the dental procedures that cause people the most anxiety is tooth extractions, yet, in most cases, dentists will only do an extraction as a last resort. When it is necessary, it is often needed due to extreme tooth decay, crowding, and when your wisdom teeth are coming in. Patients generally are in less pain after the procedure and can quickly go back to their day to day routines. Extractions can be scary, but Dr. Aaron Cook and his team at Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry strive to make sure their patients are comfortable and informed before any extraction procedure. 

When are Extractions Necessary?

  • Wisdom Teeth – In between ...

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Inman Aligners: Definition and Benefits

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When it comes to getting a straighter more attractive smile, many people want to avoid traditional metal braces. Not only are they unsightly and painful, but they can take several years to align teeth; even Invisalign can take over a year to give you your desired results. That is why Dr. Aaron Cook offers his patients in the Birmingham, AL area a new type of tooth alignment treatment: Inman Aligners

How They Work 

Inman Aligner treatments use a removable appliance that looks similar to a retainer to help align front teeth. The aligner uses coil springs to gently put pressure on the front and back of your teeth to bring them ...

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How To Help Your Child Develop Good Oral Habits

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The future of your child’s oral health depends on the habits they learn at a young age. Dental care should start as soon as one and be regularly monitored by your dentist, especially since your children can learn oral hygiene habits quickly, and whether they are good or bad depends on you. Teaching your children to have a healthy oral care routine early can help them maintain that routine through their lives.

Your Child and Their Oral Health Habits

  • Start dental visits early – It is recommended that a child has their first visit to the dentist as early as six months after they get their first teeth, ...

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Choosing a Birmingham Dentist

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Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, but finding a dentist you like and trust can be even less enjoyable. One way to make the search a little easier is to already know what you are looking for in a dentist. There are many things to consider when looking for a dentist in the Birmingham, AL area, but Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will meet all those needs and more.

Choosing the Best Dentist

  • Word of mouth – When trying out a new restaurant or hair salon most people ask what their friends and family think first, or go to the internet to see other people's experience. You should do the ...

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Mini Dental Implants

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People in Birmingham, AL are not immune from broken and missing teeth or other dental problems. In fact, millions of Americans are missing teeth and only a small fraction of them have had tooth replacement that is comfortable and acceptable for them.  Not unlike the rest of the country, many people in Birmingham, AL are afraid of dentists and end up putting off regular check ups and neglect oral hygiene. The result is gum disease and tooth decay that often leads to tooth loss. Looking back, most people often wish that they took better care of their teeth when they were young.  Healthy teeth are a precious possession and a ...

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Don't like flossing your teeth? Try this!

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I've been told for years, since I was a little kid, that I need to floss every day because my toothbrush cannot clean between my teeth.  Truth be told, I didn't actually start flossing my teeth regularly until sometime during my first or second year of dental school, after I'd seen enough pictures of periodontal disease and lost teeth in people with no cavities.  So I was basically scared into flossing.  Since then I'd say I've been a pretty faithful "flosser", though I admit I do not floss every single night...more like 4 or 5 nights a week. 

The Water Pik: A Flossing Alternative

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Thumb sucking, pacifiers, and your baby's teeth

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Sucking is a common instinct for babies, and the use of a pacifier or their thumb offers a sense of safety and security, as well as a way to relax. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the majority of children will stop using a pacifier and stop sucking their thumb on their own between the ages of two and four.  Prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier use can have dental consequences and needs to be taken care of sooner, rather than later.

Many dentists favor pacifier use over thumb sucking because it makes it easier for parents to control and even limit the use of a pacifier.  If thumb ...

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