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


Zing! What's Causing Your Sensitivity - And What We Can Do about It

That painful twinge you feel in your tooth when you eat or drink cold foods can greatly diminish your quality of life. After all, how can you enjoy your favorite treat - ice cream?

There are a number of things that could be causing your condition, and your dentist in Bradenton, FL has some answers that may help you get to the "root" of your problem.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Determining the cause of your sensitivity will give your dentist a better idea of the best course of action for treatment. Some culprits may be:

  • Excessive wear to your teeth caused by bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth
  • A crack or fracture in your ...

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Implants Are Naturally Long-Lasting. Here's How to Get the Most from Yours

Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. If you decide to invest in an implant, you'll want to understand how to care for it and make the most of your investment. With the right care, an implant can potentially last a lifetime, making it an ideal long-term choice for your oral health.

Proper Implant Care

An implant's greatest enemy is infection and bone loss. You need healthy bone structure for proper implant support. Otherwise, you could potentially lose your new tooth.

The best way to keep your implant healthy is consistent brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Removing the plaque buildup that occurs around and in ...

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Keeping Your Teeth Shining after Whitening

Smile | Laser Dentistry | Keeping You Teeth White

You have made the investment to whiten and brighten your smile; naturally, you're proud of it and would like to share it with the world, but what's the best way to protect your investment? How can you keep your teeth sparkling after teeth whitening in Bradenton, FL? Here are some tips for protecting your new smile.

Avoid Certain Foods and Beverages

Knowing which foods and drinks can contribute to discoloring your teeth will help you make good decisions. Some culprits to watch out for are:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Dark sodas
  • Red wine
  • Soy sauce
  • Curry
  • Berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries

You don't have to avoid these items completely, but drinking water to rinse the food particles away, ...

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A Dentist for the Entire Family

Family | Laser Dentistry | Family Dentist

When it comes to your healthcare, it takes a lot of time and energy to drive to different specialists and providers. Dr. Kelly Clarke and his team understand how hectic your schedule can be, and that is why we strive to provide high quality and comfortable dentistry for families at our Bradenton, FL practice.

We welcome children starting at the age of 12 months old, and we love building relationships with them to ensure successful dental visits in the future. Here are some of the other services you can expect to find from your family dentist in Bradenton, FL.

Comprehensive Preventative and Restorative Care

Our goal is to help you avoid many dental ...

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5 Tips for Self-Care following a Root Canal

Self-Care following a Root Canal | Laser Dentistry

Getting a root canal is no longer the scary procedure it was in the past. Modern dentistry has made the process more comfortable and efficient for patients. Local anesthetic ensures that you don't feel anything during the procedure and your recovery process will go smoothly if you follow these 5 tips:

  • Wait to eat until your numbness wears off to will help you avoid biting your cheek or tongue.
  • Brush and floss the treated tooth gently, carefully, and daily to keep it clean and avoid any further infection.
  • Avoid biting down with the tooth that has been treated until it has been restored with a permanent restoration.
  • Contact your dentist if the pain lasts ...

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If You're Sipping on These, You Could Be Harming Your Teeth

Drinks That Could Harm Your Teeth | Laser Dentistry

Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is important for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health; however, did you know that your favorite daily beverages could be negatively impacting your teeth? It's true! Your family dentist in Bradenton, FL shares the worst culprits.

Dark Colas

Dark colas such as Coke or Pepsi present a double whammy of sorts for your teeth because they are both highly acidic and sugary. Acid eats away at enamel, while sugar fuels the bacteria producing the acids. This is a combination sure to end in tooth decay!

Coffee, Tea, and Red Wine

High on the list in the staining department is coffee, black tea, and red wine. These beverages cause ...

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New Study Shows Laser Therapy Could Improve Teeth Sensitivity

Laser Therapy and Sensitive Teeth | Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry has been proven to improve the efficiency of dental procedures such as periodontal treatments, dental fillings, or biopsies. Because of the concentrated light and heat a dental laser delivers, it is able to sterilize the treatment area, which accelerates healing and make many treatment procedures more comfortable. A new study is showing that laser dentistry in Bradenton, FL, may also be able to reduce tooth sensitivity, which causes discomfort to many patients on a daily basis.

Dental Lasers and Tooth Sensitivity

Researchers in Spain have found that treatments with the dental laser seem to reduce tooth sensitivity for patients. While more studies will need to be conducted, this is ...

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