Preventative care denton tx


Pediatric Dentistry of Denton and Dr. Rex Gibson provide children’s preventative dentistry services in Denton, TX. Our practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for infants, children, adolescents, and those with special needs.

What is Preventative Dentistry?

Preventative dentistry for children is maintaining good oral health in children from infancy to adulthood. It includes educating children on proper dental hygiene, providing regular dental checkups, and preventing and treating any underlying oral health issues. Preventative dentistry for children focuses on helping to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems through a combination of preventive measures.

Dr. Gibson is a highly-trained pediatric dentistry specialist committed to providing quality care with a personal touch. He is committed to providing excellent patient care using the latest technology and techniques. He is a firm believer in preventive care and believes it is crucial to educate parents about proper oral health care to help prevent dental problems in the future.

Preventative Care

The first step of preventative dentistry for children is to educate them on proper dental hygiene practices, such as brushing their teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, and avoiding sugary snacks and drinks. Children should also be taught the importance of regular dental checkups and how this can help identify potential problems before they become more serious. Providing any necessary treatments to maintain good oral health is also vital. These may include fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative procedures such as fillings or crowns, or orthodontic treatments such as braces. These treatments help keep teeth healthy so children can enjoy better overall health.

Our Preventative Services

Dr. Gibson understands the importance of preventive dentistry in helping children maintain healthy teeth and gums. Preventative dentistry is essential to any child’s oral health care routine and helps reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental-related issues. To promote good oral health, Pediatric Dentistry of Denton provides various preventative services for its patients. These include regular exams and cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, custom mouthguards, nutritional counseling, patient education, and more.

Dental Exams:

A pediatric dental exam is essential to maintaining good oral health, and Dr. Gibson takes the time to ensure that his young patients are comfortable and relaxed during their visit. He assesses the teeth, gums, and other mouth structures during the exam to diagnose any present or potential problems. He may take digital x-rays or use intraoral cameras to examine the mouth more closely. He also completes a thorough cleaning to ensure that no plaque or calculus build-up is present. Additionally, Dr. Gibson provides advice on how to help children practice good oral hygiene habits at home. He also educates parents about diet, nutrition, and other factors affecting their children’s oral health. With regular visits and proper care, Dr. Gibson can help children maintain healthy smiles for life!

Dental Cleanings: 

Dr. Gibson strongly recommends that pediatric patients have regular dental cleanings to help keep their teeth and gums healthy. A typical cleaning begins with a thorough examination of the teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken to check for cavities or any other issues that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Afterward, the hygienist will use specialized tools to remove plaque, tartar, and other deposits from the surface of the teeth. The teeth are then polished, and Dr. Gibson will review his findings with the patient, parent, or guardian. Depending on Dr. Gibson‘s recommendations, we may apply a fluoride treatment to help protect the teeth from decay. Regular cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health, and Dr. Gibson is committed to ensuring every patient receives the best possible care.

Fluoride Treatment: 

Dr. Gibson is a highly experienced dentist specializing in pediatric dental fluoride treatment. This type of treatment helps to protect children’s teeth from cavities and decay. It strengthens tooth enamel, making it more resistant to bacteria and acid. During the treatment, Dr. Gibson applies a special fluoride solution to the teeth, quickly absorbing into the enamel and helping harden it. This process can help protect teeth from cavities, even when the teeth are not exposed to fluoride in other ways, such as drinking water or toothpaste. Pediatric dental fluoride treatments are safe and effective, and Dr. Gibson has years of experience providing them for children of all ages. He will take the time to understand each child’s unique needs and provide a personalized treatment plan that will help promote lifelong oral health.

Dental Sealants: 

Dental sealants are a preventive dental procedure performed by Dr. Gibson that involves the application of a thin, plastic coating to the grooves and pits of the back teeth. The sealant helps protect them from plaque and bacteria that may cause tooth decay. The process is relatively simple and painless, as Dr. Gibson first cleans and dries the area to be sealed before applying the sealant with a brush or swab. It takes only a few minutes to apply the sealant, and it hardens quickly upon contact with saliva in the mouth. While most dental sealants last up to 10 years, they may need to be reapplied in some cases. Patients should have their dental sealants checked at every dental appointment for optimal protection and receive a new application as required. With regular checkups and maintenance, Dr. Gibson can help ensure your teeth remain healthy and free from cavities for many years.


Children’s custom mouthguards are a great way to protect your child’s teeth from injury during physical activity. Dr. Gibson highly recommends these mouthguards for children who participate in contact sports, such as football and hockey. Custom mouthguards are created from an impression of your child’s teeth, providing an exact fit for maximum protection. The mouthguard is comfortable to wear, with a tight fit that won’t interfere with breathing or talking. It also protects your child’s lips and cheeks from cuts and scrapes. Dr. Gibson has seen firsthand the positive effects of custom mouthguards in protecting young patients from serious dental injuries. He believes that investing in a custom mouthguard today could save your child’s teeth in the future.

Preventative Dentistry in Denton

Pediatric Dentistry of Denton offers many preventative services designed to keep children’s teeth healthy and strong. Dr. Rex Gibson provides the highest level of care for children needing preventative dentistry services in Denton, TX. With his experience and expertise in pediatric dentistry, he is committed to helping children maintain healthy smiles that will last them a lifetime. Schedule an appointment for your child today!

Best pediatric dental office
Everyone is so nice and professional at Pediatric Denistry of Denton. They are very thorough and always make sure you understand everything they are doing. They also make sure you feel very comfortable. They are so great!

- Natalie T.
Friendly, professional environment
Had a great experience bringing in my 19 month old for his first check up. Friendly staff! The doctor was very knowledgeable and gentle with my son.

- Kristen L.
Efficient and professional services
They were very quick to get us in. The hygienist that cleaned my sons teeth was very sweet and patient. The doctor came in as soon as the cleaning was over and was very informative. The entire staff was kind and polite. Overall, we are very happy with this office and staff.

-Alex M.
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