"I'm thrilled that Dr. Clarke was able to construct a tooth from what was left of the root. Never occurred to me that would be possible. I found Dr. Clarke confident, knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant for this person who finds dentistry more than a challenge. The staff is organized, competent and compassionate. I will be back with confidence. And yes, you may use my words. Thank you for asking."- Pat H.

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The 5 Worst drinks for your teeth

The Worst Drinks for Your Teeth | Laser Dentistry
Most of us realize that the food and beverages we consume directly affect our oral health; however, certain drinks are worse for your teeth than others. It is our hope that by educating our patients about their oral health we can help you avoid the devastating effects of particular beverages. Here are the five worst offenders.Soda or Soft DrinksSoft drinks, especially dark colas, are the worst beverages for your teeth because they are both acidic and very high in sugar content. The combination of sugar and acid work together to eat away at your enamel and cause cavities.Coffee and TeaCoffee and tea are one of the worst culprits when it ...

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5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Transform Your Smile | Laser Dentistry
Having a beautiful smile can be life changing! Especially if you've felt self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. When you can smile with confidence, it can take you to new levels in your personal and professional relationships. Bradenton cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile you've always dreamed of and Dr. Kelly Clarke can help. Here are 5 ways cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile!Teeth WhiteningPerhaps your teeth just need a quick upgrade? You might be surprised at what an impact a whiter and brighter smile can make. In-office or take-home teeth whitening systems are sure to meet your needs and help your smile feel dazzling once again.InvisalignMisaligned ...

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A Quick Guide to Laser Dentistry

Quick Guide to Laser Dentistry | Laser Dentistry Bradenton FL
Since the early 1990's, the laser has been making dental procedures such as periodontal treatment and dental fillings more comfortable and efficient for patients. Dr. Clarke has invested in the state-of-the-art Biolase iPlus Laser, and here's what you can expect from laser dentistry in our Bradenton, FL office.How Does the Laser Work?The dental laser utilizes concentrated light and heat delivered through a beam of light that provides precision and accuracy. The precision is found when the laser is used as a cutting tool because it can remove diseased tissue for example, without harming any of the surrounding tissue. The intense heat that the laser provides can be used to create ...

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Is Tooth Loss a Chronic Health Condition?

Tooth Loss | Laser Dentistry
A chronic condition is defined as, "a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects."While you may not have thought of a missing tooth as a chronic condition, it definitely is. In fact, without a replacement, you could actually be facing more tooth loss!The Effects of a Missing ToothWhen you live with a missing tooth, there are daily challenges. Eating and chewing may be difficult, which causes your nutrition to suffer. Smiling and talking to others may feel embarrassing, which takes a toll on your confidence. You may not even realize that it's also affecting your oral health. ...

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Another Important Reason to Limit Your Sugar Intake

Important Reasons to Limit Your Sugar Intake | Laser Dentistry
You will always hear your dentist tell you that sugar is bad for your teeth; however, it's sugar and artificial sweeteners are not good for your overall health and well being either.Sugar has many detrimental effects on your body and your brain, as recent studies have determined. At Laser Dentistry, we want to help our patients maintain optimum oral health, which also contributes to overall health and well being.Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, and Your Overall HealthA recent study published in the medical journal Stroke concluded that soft drinks enhanced with artificial sweeteners appear to be linked to an increased risk of developing dementia or having a stroke.Preventative CareFrom a dental ...

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How Smoking Affects the Success of Dental Implants

How Smoking Affects the Success of Dental Implants | Laser Dentistry
Restoring your missing tooth with a dental implant is an excellent choice, and one of the smartest investments you can make in your oral health. Now that you've made this important decision, you'll want to do everything you can to ensure that your implant surgery is a success.One important factor that affects the health of dental implants in Bradenton, FL is smoking cigarettes, and here's why:What Is a Dental Implant?A dental implant helps protect your oral health by replacing your root with a biocompatible titanium post. This is placed during surgery and then given a period of 3 to 4 months to heal and integrate with your bone. After ...

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What Will the Root Canal of the Future Look Like?

Root Canal of the Future | Laser Dentistry
Root canal therapy has made a lot of progress over the years, and it's becoming an easier and more comfortable procedure for our patients.A new method for detecting bacteria within your root structure might make this procedure even more reliable than ever before. Here's some information on what the future of root canals in Bradenton, FL may look like.What Is a Root Canal?When your tooth suffers from a fracture or decay, it allows harmful bacteria to reach the root of your tooth and cause an infection. If your root becomes infected, it's critical for your dentist to remove the damaged tissue from within your tooth in order to ...

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