"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.


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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What to Look for in a Dentist You Can Trust

What to Look for in a Dentist You Can Trust | Laser Dentistry
Finding a trusted dental provider can prove to be challenging, especially when you have kids to think about.Wouldn't it be great to find a provider who can meet the entire family's needs? This would be much less stressful for you and more comfortable for you family.How do you know who you can trust when you're looking for a new dentist? Here are a few helpful tips to consider:Tour the OfficeTaking a tour of your prospective provider's office can give you a good idea about whether it feels welcoming for children. Don't be afraid to ask the staff questions to learn more about the practice.Does the office feel clean and modern? ...

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Keeping Your Teeth Straight after Invisalign

Keeping Your Teeth Straight after Invisalign | Laser Dentistry
Congratulations!You've finished your Invisalign treatment and now you're excited to share your dazzling new smile with the world. You can't believe the difference a beautiful smile has made for your confidence – why didn't you have this treatment done earlier?Now that your teeth are aligned, it's important to keep them that way. Here's some information about keeping your teeth straight after Invisalign treatment in Bradenton, FL.Wear Your RetainersThis is not optional! After your Invisalign treatment is completed, you'll receive a set of retainers to wear every night while you sleep. This is where many patients go wrong, either forgetting to wear their retainers or choosing not to. Believe it ...

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3 Ways Our Practice Uses Laser Dentistry

3 Ways Our Practice Uses Laser Dentistry | Laser Dentistry
The dental laser has been in use in practices since 1994. This tool makes numerous treatment procedures more comfortable for patients and more accurate and precise for doctors.We're proud to offer this treatment to our patients here at Laser Dentistry, and here are three ways our practice uses this effective tool:Periodontal TherapyBelieve it or not, periodontal (gum) disease occurs among more than half of American adults in some form. Advanced stages of gum disease, known as periodontitis, require a deeper cleaning below the gum line to remove the plaque and tartar buildup that is causing the infection. The laser can be used to remove infected tissue, and it combines light ...

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