Drs. James Sampson and Byron Ketcham and their dedicated team help maintain teeth and educate patients on oral health at Sampson Family Dentistry, which has been serving Birmingham families for more than 30 years. During the comprehensive exam and oral-cancer screening, the friendly staff takes a detailed look at teeth and gum tissue to identify any abnormalities, potential trouble spots, or secret love notes stashed between molars. Up to four x-rays suss out hidden cavities and measure bone levels, and an expert cleaning eradicates plaque and banishes tartar above and below the gum line. After the appointment, which lasts 45 minutes to an hour, patients leave with brighter smiles without the aid of delicate light-bulb caps.
Helmed by a duo of dutiful dental excavators, Clairmont Cosmetic & Family Dentistry refurbishes mouth planks with cosmetic Zoom! teeth-whitening treatments that lighten chompers 6–10 shades. A skilled technician begins each in-office procedure by isolating lips and gums to solitary confinement before massaging smile accessories with a whitening gel that is activated under the brightening beans of the Zoom! light, penetrating the dingy dentile surface to break down stains over four separate 15-minute durations. Once teeth morph into a purer likeness of their former selves, they'll bask in a fluoride bath before a skilled technician takes mouth impressions to mold vinyl take-home trays designed to help maintain moonbeam-esque smiles. Clients then wear these customized trays stuffed with carbamide-peroxide gel overnight for up to four weeks to continuously rid enamel surfaces of discoloration spawned from drinking coffee or squid ink. Higher gel strengths have a greater likelihood of increasing tooth sensitivity, so be sure to consult the staff prior to treatment.
After graduating UAB Dental School, Dr. Stuart Curry joined the U.S. Air Force, where he honed his oral expertise at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. After three years, however, he yearned to apply his skills at his own practice on familiar ground. So he traveled back to his hometown of Birmingham and opened Stuart Curry Dentistry, where he now tends to teeth with general and cosmetic treatments?including tooth-colored fillings, crowns, whitening, and Invisalign orthodontics.
To help patients have positive associations with the dentist office, Dr. Curry has tried to emulate the calming ambiance of a spa with the center's decor and amenities. Dr. Curry also allays qualms with a host of advanced technological tools: he utilizes digital x-rays, which expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-rays, and he ups the efficiency of procedures with the help of an in-house lab.
The teeth-whitening professionals at White Smile Central believe that a brighter smile is a gateway to success. With that in mind, they help whiten clients' teeth with a variety of premium in-office treatments and take-home whitening treatments. Each treatment harnesses professional-grade peroxide gels and LED lights to accelerate the whitening process while causing little to no sensitivity, brightening chompers up to 12 shades in the process. White Smile Central's gold or platinum in-office treatments can expedite the whitening process, quickly erasing the unsightly evidence left behind by gulps of coffee, sips of wine, and attempts to drink all of a pen's ink in one sitting. White Smile Central also offers remineralization gels, which reduce tooth sensitivity and strengthen enamel by replenishing important minerals.
Using all-natural gels and fully customized tooth trays, Pro Smile Teeth Whitening brings professional-caliber dental treatments to homes across the country. After molding the kit to their own teeth?a process that takes just over a minute?customers fill the tray with gel and start their smile-brightening journey. Enhanced with an optional LED treatment, the whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes a day for 7 to 14 days, and results last up to six months with regular brushing. The trays retain their shape permanently, so unless customers lose them or sprout a set of tusks, they can repeat the whitening process as often as necessary by ordering gel refills.
Doctors K. Michelle Maldon and G. Jari Rolle tend to the teeth on patients young and old at Park Place Dentistry. With such a wide age gap in patients, these dentists are used to treating an array of issues. They extract beyond-repair teeth and fill in spaces with realistic implants. Chipped teeth are covered with custom porcelain and oak veneers, while stained enamel brightens during whitening treatments. Park Place Dentistry's services also extend into orthodontics with teeth-straightening braces.