Sarah Pitarra DDS Blog
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.
April 16, 2017
The appearance of your smile is an important aspect to how you feel about yourself. If you do not love how your smile looks, you probably do not smile as brightly or as often as you could. Among the biggest factors that influence how you feel about your teeth involves tooth discoloration. As your teeth begin to darken, you have probably tried over-the-counter whitening products, which you have quickly found are ineffective. You may have considered professional whitening treatments, but do not have the time for an appointment. Now, you can achieve drastic results from the comfort of your home with your cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi. Dr. Sarah Pitarra offers at-home whitening kits to restore a bright, white smile.
March 4, 2017
After looking at enough pictures of celebrities, you’ve finally decided that you want to beautify your smile with cosmetic dentistry. You’re excited just thinking about how much whiter your teeth will look, and you can’t wait to replace your unsightly metal fillings. You’re certain you want treatment– the only question is, who should do it? How should you actually choose a cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi? What makes one better than the next? Today, Dr. Sarah Pitarra is going to make your search so much easier. Here are the 4 main things you should look at when choosing a cosmetic dentist. (more…)
February 16, 2017
Guess what March 6th is! National Dentist Day! What is Dr. Pitarra doing to mark the occasion? Same thing you can always count on him doing—taking care of patients’ smiles. Your Corpus Christi dentist does so much to ensure that you and your family enjoy bright and healthy smiles. Let’s take a look at some of the ways Dr. Pitarra serves you. (more…)