Sarah Pitarra DDS Blog
September 21, 2017
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have missing teeth, you might be thinking about getting dental implants in Corpus Christi. They’re a fantastic way to replace those pearly whites because they’re extremely sturdy, and they can prevent your jawbone from weakening. Many people prefer them over dentures and other methods that might be used to replace teeth. However, just like anything in the medical world, implants aren’t free from potential complications. If you don’t take care of them properly, you may face serious consequences.
September 19, 2017
Throughout history, people have struggled to care for their teeth. Our ancestors often had to deal with painful infections and crude methods of dentistry. Of course, people have always wanted attractive smiles, too, which is why the history of orthodontics stretches back further than you might have guessed. Let’s take a look at the path that led to the modern innovations that help people achieve beautiful, straight teeth.
August 3, 2017
Tell me if this sounds like you.
You’re an adult, with a job and a family and everything else, and you’re pretty happy with your life, except for one thing: your smile. You see, your teeth have always been crooked, crowded, or gapped, and you’ve wanted to do something about them for years. The problem is that the absolute LAST thing you want to do is bring even MORE attention to your teeth by getting bulky, noticeable metal braces. So, you just hide your smile whenever you see someone you know or a picture is being taken. Does this sound familiar?
Fortunately, there is now another way you can get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, and it doesn’t involve metal brackets or wires. ClearCorrect in Corpus Christi uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays to gently straighten the teeth, and it offers numerous advantages over traditional orthodontics. (more…)
July 19, 2017
When you open your mouth, you should see sparkling white, healthy teeth. Your teeth are critical components of your body that make it easier to eat, digest food, and speak—not to mention their aesthetic components that boost confidence every time you smile. But have you ever thought of what really makes up a tooth, the true inner and outer workings of a tooth. Or even a step further—what happens when your tooth isn’t healthy? Why is it so important to correct tooth decay and how does the office of Dr. Sarah Pitarra help you save your tooth from falling out or causing you excruciating pain? Our practice wants you to understand what’s really going on in your mouth from root to crown and how root canals are here to help you, not hurt you.
July 9, 2017
The worst thing you can do when faced with a problem is to ignore it—especially when it comes to dental problems. The issue in your mouth will never improve if you don’t seek treatment, only get worse. If one or more of your teeth have become damaged, you should visit the dental practice of Sarah Pitarra, DDS for dental crowns in Corpus Christi. Let’s explore how a dental crown can help you re-stabilize your smile.
June 28, 2017
Did you know your dentist and your physician may be in cahoots together? In fact, the number of missing teeth you have could be a clear indicator for your doctor addressing chronic inflammatory diseases. A study conducted by the both the University of Helsinki and The National Institute for Health and Welfare found that missing 5 or more teeth increased the risk for coronary heart disease events. Moreover, patients missing more than 9 teeth indicated an increase in developing cardiovascular diseases by up to 51%, diabetes by 31%, and even unyielding death by 31%!
Your Corpus Christi dentist, Dr. Sarah Pitarra, wants you to understand how important it is to keep your natural teeth. In the instance that you lose one or several teeth, it’s critical to discuss the restorative options our office offers.
June 18, 2017
A chipped tooth can be unattractive and distract from the rest of your smile—especially if it sits right in the front of your mouth. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi has the services you need to make seamless improvements to your smile. For instance, if you’d like to cover flaws that have impacted your teeth or even length your smile to give yourself a more mature look, consider getting cosmetic bonding from Dr. Sarah Pitarra.
May 23, 2017
You may have different reasons for needing to cover a tooth. Maybe a tooth or several of them are wear due to dental issues and need to be re-stabilized before they get worse. Sometimes, patients just want to cover the flaws that hold them back from truly enjoying the natural smile they have. Either way, your Corpus Christi dentist has two options for you to reach your smile goals: dental crowns and porcelain veneers. If you’re considering both of these options as your next step in your dental health journey you may have some questions about how they compare. Don’t worry, the office of Dr. Sarah Pitarra, DDS is here to help you!
May 22, 2017
Every Thursday, your boss brings in donuts for the entire office – and try as you might, your sweet tooth always gets the best of you. Although you hate to admit it, you’ve had a love of sugary snacks since you were a kid and you indulge a little more than you should. Although your penchant for sweet treats hasn’t affected your waistline, it could be damaging other parts of you that are just as noticeable and important – like your smile. In this post, Dr. Sarah Pitarra, your dentist in Corpus Christi, teaches you how you can limit the negative effects of sugar on your teeth.
April 25, 2017
If you are looking for a minimally invasive, effective treatment to turn back the hands of time, you have plenty of options. Among the most preferred options involve Botox and Juvederm. While the two are quite similar when resolving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, there are clear differences between the treatments. Dr. Sarah Pitarra has received advanced training in the anatomy of the face to offer both Botox and Juvederm in Corpus Christi. To help you make the best choice for your individual desires, she has the information you need about the treatments.