Dr. Kelly Clarke, DDS
Kelly R. Clarke, DDS


How Much Sugar Is in Your Favorite Soft Drink?

Amount of Sugar in Soft Drinks | Laser Dentistry

We all know that soft drinks and energy beverages contain sugar, but most of us don't really stop to consider how much they truly hide and how it impacts our teeth. Your dentist in Bradenton shares the shocking truth about how much sugar is in your favorite drinks.

Dark Colas

Your standard colas come in a few sizes such as:

  • 12 oz cans, which contain 39 grams of sugar
  • 20 oz bottles, which contain 65 grams of sugar
  • 1 liter, which contains 108 grams of sugar

For comparison, the 65 grams of sugar found in a 20 oz bottle of cola is comparable to the sugar found in 5 small cake rolls.


Surprisingly, the sugar content found ...

Read More →

Aging's Effects on Oral Health

Aging's Effects on Oral Health | Laser Dentistry

When you think about tooth decay and fillings, you usually associate it with a problem that is specific to children; however, older adults are also prone to tooth decay because of the changes that aging causes. It's common to notice changes in your mouth when you get older, and here are some important things you should know about aging and your oral health.

There's a Connection With Oral Health and Your Overall Health

Periodontal disease is common among older people, and it's important to note the link between your periodontal health and other concerns in your body such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. We now understand that the bacteria ...

Read More →

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 Health

A 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 Care

From a dental ...

Read More →

Fillings vs. Root Canals

Fillings vs. Root Canals | Laser Dentistry

No one ever wants to hear that they need a root canal, and that's why it's good to be proactive about your oral health. Did you know that root canals in Bradenton, FL can be avoided? Dr. Kelly Clarke discusses how you can prevent the need for root canal therapy.

When Do I Need a Root Canal?

When your tooth becomes injured, infected, decayed, or damaged beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair, root canal therapy may become necessary to preserve your natural tooth. When infection or decay reach the root of your tooth, you'll begin to experience severe pain. It's important to act quickly because this pain won't ...

Read More →

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (941) 748-0660
View the ADA Accessibility Statement