Put on your best smile for your Valentine!

A kiss might be on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in good health! Here are few tips to help make sure your smile is in great shape before your romantic night out – in fact, these are good tips for every day! Avoid Tobacco Smoking can cause bad breath and stains your teeth – not to mention the toll it takes on your overall health. People … read more →

Should I Really Toss the Floss?

You’ve probably heard the recent news reports that flossing was dropped as a recommended practice from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans this year. Many people have interpreted this to mean that flossing is no longer important, but Dr. Crabtree and his staff still believe flossing is an important part of daily dental hygiene. Every day they see how the use of floss benefits their patients. Why was floss tossed out of the Dietary Guidelines? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are chiefly nutritional guidelines, … read more →

Showcasing our Dental Practice

In the past, it was possible to choose your family dentist in Katy by “walking your fingers” through the yellow pages.  Today, your fingers search for that information on the internet.  It was less than ten years ago that we established a practice website.  Last year, the marketing team at Pushfire informed us our site was in desperate need of an upgrade.  They told us that over 50% of internet users were using phones or tablets and that our website should … read more →

Keep Your Kids’ Smiles Merry and Bright!

This time of year, sugary holiday treats abound. It’s important to be mindful of the impact they can have on your children’s teeth. As your leading pediatric dentist in Katy, here are a few things you can do to protect their sparkly smiles this season. Practice Good Oral Hygiene Brush your children’s teeth twice a day, and floss daily. Electric toothbrushes are a great way to get in extra strokes and reach more surfaces. Also, use a timer to help them … read more →

Join the Team!

  Are you positive? Motivated? Detail-oriented? A team-player? We want you to join the team! Crabtree Dental is seeking an administrative assistant with dental office experience for our busy family and cosmetic practice in Cinco Ranch. Join the team and utilize your administrative skills in a beautiful private office environment that focuses on quality patient care. We are looking for a self-starting, motivated and positive individual who knows the value of individual contributions to the team effort. Position opening is … read more →

Dr. Crabtree On a Mission of Mercy

Last month Dr. Crabtree was pleased to be part of the team of 938 volunteers who came together for the Texas Mission of Mercy event at the 2014 American Dental Association (ADA) Meeting in San Antonio. According to the San Antonio Express newspaper, the event drew quite a crowd the day before the doors even opened: “Families, couples, and lone visitors stood in a line that snaked around the building, seeking relief from throbbing pain, headaches and gum disease.” Dr. … read more →

A Crabtree Dental Thanksgiving

This year, I was tasked for the first time with organizing our Thanksgiving staff luncheon. I really had to think how I can highlight the meaning of Thanksgiving while keeping it fun. So, I thought, who doesn’t like Charlie Brown? Characters that are familiar to many growing up, a heartwarming cartoon with simple lessons. The holidays are a time to remember what it’s like to be a child at heart and remember those fundamental truths. As Black Friday sales are … read more →

Happy Veterans Day!

The Crabtree Dental Team celebrated Veterans Day by having a special lunch in honor of our very own veteran, Amber Gilliland. The office was decorated with American flags and signs, reminders to give thanks for all who have proudly served our country. Amber shared with us her experiences as a dental assistant in the Air Force; basic training, her time stationed in Japan, and her travels to 11 countries! We also shared with each other about our own family members … read more →

Trending: Dental implants replace lost teeth, restore lost function and enhance your smile

Increasingly, my patients ask about dental implants.  They, like many people, have noticed this emerging trend for tooth replacement.   When we talk about trends in fashion we think about something that comes and goes based on what is popular.  But some trends reflect a directional change.  Implants are a trend in that they are changing the way teeth are replaced.  In many ways, they are a better alternative to tooth replacement than the traditional methods.  They have become the modern … read more →

Vicodin for Dental Pain Strictly Regulated

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), which include products such as Vicodin, will be reclassified effective October 6, 2014 as Schedule II substances. HCPs are currently classified as the less-restrictive Schedule III substances. Due to growing concerns over abuse of prescription pain medications, this new rule attempts to limit potential abuse of them by making them more difficult to obtain.  The American Dental Association reports, “According to the DEA, the reclassification will protect public … read more →