Common Dental Questions

At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, we strive for excellence in dentistry every day. Providing the best possible dental care goes beyond cleanings and exams. We like patients who ask a lot of questions, because that tells us they are taking a strong interest in their dental health. Common Questions One of the questions we’re…

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this post from Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy! Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists? How would you like your dental visit to involve…

Clean Teeth, Happy Mouth

At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing the dentist twice a year. Your dental health…

Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

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This article from Crabtree Dental in Katy TX describes the differences between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. General dentists are dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore it.…

Are Toothpicks Any Good?

At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, we always remind our patients how important it is to clean their teeth on a regular basis. Not just the front surfaces, but between the teeth, too. This is essential for cavity prevention. What’s the best way to go about getting those narrow spaces between teeth? That’s an easy…

The Crabtree Dental Guide To Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Katy Dental News: What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

For most of us, our third molars (wisdom teeth) grow in during our late teens or early twenties. At Crabtree Dental in Katy we usually recommend extraction. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves, and their positioning can increase the risk of cavities and gum disease. Additionally, they often come in crooked, crowding the other…

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, we recommend that our patients see us every six months for a cleaning and checkup. This recommendation is in keeping with American Dental Association guidelines. Most people, though, only visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often. Some…