Flat-screen TVs and comfort-inducing massage chairs beckon clients in the examination rooms at Dr. Cheri Cunningham’s family dental office, where the steady-handed professional cares for the oral needs of both children and adults. The doc and her staff care for and inspect all corners of mouth caves, from creating spot-on replicas of teeth for custom-made whitening trays to examining every millimeter between the lips the uvula for signs of gum disease. The office’s No Cavity club showcases a photo montage of all the cavity-free kids that have been treated by Dr. Cunningham, a panegyric that gives young patients the incentive to brush, floss, and cut back on the sugar in their pretend coffee.
Patients choose between Zoom! or Lumibrite whitening, then sit back as the dentist slathers teeth with special whitening gel. While Zoom! pairs its gel with a specialized light to scare away discolorations and leave food choppers bright, Lumibrite's gel works by itself, a loner in the art of whitewashing ivories. After the procedure, teeth will walk out of the office as white as a glass of fresh-squeezed milk. A set of whitening trays go home with Groupon holders, further aiding in the battle against stained incisor insurgency.
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.
PC Cosmetic & Family Dentistry’s Dr. Amanda L. Thompson tends to tooth needs with general and cosmetic dentistry, treating gum problems, whitening teeth, and installing ceramic veneers. While she performs a dental checkup or fills a cavity, patients watch TV or zone out as a relaxation CD pipes gentle music into the treatment room. She even improves the rest of the face with the help of beauty injections such as Juvéderm and Botox, which smooth wrinkles and plump up deep lines next to the mouth.
Dr. Trey Rosdick spic-and-spans patients' teeth in the comfort of a massage chair or sends cuspid-whiteners home with the tools needed to white-wash their own tooth-fences. During a 30- to 45-minute exam, a tooth technician peers into the depths of your oral cavity, searching for signs of uncleanliness, decay, or ancient prophecies written on gum walls. Thorough cleaning sweeps away plaque and tartar before gentle polishing with fluoride paste makes enamel shine brighter than an emerald icicle. Digital x-rays let the staff inspect tooth-roots for underlying issues, and expose your body to up to 90% less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
In an immaculate office with dark hardwood floors and dental massage chairs, a friendly staff welcomes patients and takes digital x-rays as it preps them for Dr. Haleigh Blackwell. A native of Birmingham, Dr. Blackwell views her patients as family and performs her preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry with a gentle touch, taking the time to ensure her patients completely understand each procedure and why it is necessary. She keeps herself continually educated and employs the latest technology, such as Biolase Laser and intraoral cameras, which more accurately identifies tiny cracks and cavities caused by wear, sweets, or standing too close to opera singers mid-aria. Whether performing a filling or root canal, she always strives for a pain-free visit and can discuss a variety of methods to relieve any discomfort during visits.