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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Insurances Accepted

We are contracted with the insurance providers listed below, but we accept all dental insurance policies and are happy to file your insurance for you. 

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Guardian
  • Principal
  • Southland
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare
Frequently Asked Questions

At Cook Family Dental, we understand that finances play a big part in your family’s decisions about healthcare. Because taking care of your smile is a crucial part of overall bodily wellness, we want to make sure that you always have access to quality dental services. 

For that reason, we choose to accept all of our patients’ insurance policies and will always file your dental insurance claim for you. This means that no matter which company your dental insurance is through, you can feel confident that your family can always access the care they need.

To view the full list of dental insurance providers we have contracted with, please visit our Financial Information web page.

We also recognize that not all of our patients currently have dental insurance available to them. As an alternative to insurance plans, we offer financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending. This financing program allows you to make small monthly payments toward the dental treatments your family needs. 

If you would prefer coverage through our in-house option, you and your family can enroll in our Healthy Smiles Plan that gives you access to fully-covered cleanings and exams.

If you have specific questions about these different payment options, feel free to contact our Birmingham dentist at (205) 326-6384 to learn more!

nightguards birmingham al"Night Guard" can refer to several different dental devices worn at night while we sleep.  At it's most basic, a night guard is a piece of acrylic or similar material molded over the upper or lower teeth (not both) that help protect against tooth wear resulting from clenching or grinding.  They can be made of a soft or rigid material.

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ

For people with healthy, pain-free TMJ's, who show signs of tooth wear with or without chipped enamel, fillings, or crowns, a simple "night guard" will probably offer adequate protection against tooth wear.

Other people might have sore jaw muscles, teeth, or even headaches that are caused by clenching and/or grinding.  These patients can benefit greatly from a different type of "night guard" that functions more as a splint.  This "occlusal splint" may require more appointments to allow it to be fine-tuned to the person's specific biting characteristics, and allow it to relax the muscles and position the TMJ in a more stable, comfortable position.  These splints have been shown over and over to be effective at relieving people's muscle pain and headaches that result from over-stimulation of the chewing muscles.

Contact Our Office

If you feel like your teeth appear short or chipped/worn, or if your jaw muscles get tired quickly when chewing gum or bread or meat, a night guard or occlusal splint could provide a simple, non-invasive solution.  Give Dr. Cook a call to set up an appointment!  

We are always eager to welcome individuals and new families into our Birmingham, AL dental office—the nearest dentist to the Highland Park Golf Course!

In our dental office, you’ll meet a friendly and skilled team of dental professionals, offering a wide array of dental services, including:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • General dentistry
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Bruxism treatment
  • Emergency dentistry

If you live in South Birmingham, or even a distant location, we are centrally located in the Lakeview District for your convenience.

You’ll find Cook Family Dental in the beautiful Lakeview business district of Birmingham. We are near Clairmont Avenue and right down the road from St. Vincent’s Hospital. The nearby historic Lakeview District is an area well-known for its restaurants, bars, and nightlife. 

Local recreation areas include:

  • Vulcan Park—boasting the largest cast-iron statue in the world
  • Brother Bryan Park
  • Railroad Park

Arrive in town early and check out some of our parks or hit up the sites following your dental appointment.

Contact Our Dental Office to Schedule Your Next Exam

We can’t wait to meet you and your family. At Cook Family Dental, we aim to provide you with a lifetime of healthy teeth.

sedation dentistry birmingham allWe know that dental treatments can cause anxiety for many patients, and our priority is getting you the important care you need. If you experience dental phobia, we can offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax during treatment.

It is very common to be afraid of visiting the dentist. In fact, it’s a problem that affects millions of people. Sometimes the fear may be so overwhelming that you’re tempted to put off important treatments designed to protect your oral health.

Reduce Dental Anxiety

Of course, you already know that avoiding treatment only postpones the inevitable. But we need to find a way to help reduce your anxiety, and that’s why we offer nitrous oxide sedation.

Nitrous oxide is one of the safest, most widely used types of sedation available. It has helped millions of anxious patients receive both basic and more complex treatments.

Sedation Options

When we use nitrous oxide, you will not go to sleep. You will just feel very calm and a little drowsy. Many of our patients tell us that, after treatment, they don’t really remember what was going on around them. After treatment, you will immediately be able to go about your normal activities.

Please don’t put off dental treatment because of your anxiety. We will be happy to explain more about the benefits of nitrous oxide at your next visit. Please call our Birmingham dental office to schedule an appointment.

At Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we accept all dental insurance policies and are happy to file your insurance for you.

We are contracted with the following insurance providers:

Aetna

Blue Cross

Delta Dental

Guardian

Metlife

Principal

Southland

Tricare

United Concordia

United Healthcare

If you don't see your dental insurance provider listed here, please contact our Birmingham dental office, and a helpful member of our team will be happy to assist you.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (205) 326-6384
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As of June 2nd, we will reopen the practice at reduced business hours for elective care!  We appreciate your patience as we try to get back up and running without running out of PPE.  We look forward to seeing you at your appointment!