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 →

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 →

Performing All Stages of Implant Dentistry at Crabtree Dental

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “It has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost ALL their natural teeth. When I attended dental school over 30 years ago, the science of dental implants was relatively new and as such was not taught to general dentists.  At the beginning of my career dental specialists almost exclusively performed the … read more →

Professional Enthusiasm

This summer, I began my 32nd year practicing dentistry.  At this point along a career path many people are anticipating retirement.  I receive so much satisfaction caring for the needs of my patients and transforming smiles that retirement hasn’t yet appeared on my radar.  The last couple of years, I have immersed myself in continuing education specifically to hone my skills in implant and cosmetic dentistry. I’m eager to share those services with my patients.  I am privileged to have … read more →