When not outfitting mouths with dental implants, Dr. Michael McCracken dons his professor’s cap at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry and lectures around the world on implant dentistry. Dr. McCracken, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, also teaches other dentists how to perform dental implants at Alabama Implant Education LLC. Sessions include live patient surgeries and post-operative treatment plans acted out with sock puppets.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez and Dr. Dennis Carr, the namesakes of Drs. Gonzalez & Carr P.C., both served a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery after dental and medical school to master all aspects of oral surgery, including administering anesthesia. Drs. Gonzalez and Carr are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons. That?s why, today, they boast enough skill to enact contemporary oral- and facial-surgery techniques. Their services range from wisdom-teeth extraction to jaw surgery to bone grafting. With their team of surgical assistants and laser technicians, Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Carr also use lasers to remove tattoos and age spots or restore skin to a youthful state.
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.