During the first five years of life, the development of healthy adult teeth depends on whether or not children receive comprehensive dental care from one of the best pediatric dentists. Dr. Vartikar strongly urges parents to start taking children as young as six months to the dentist for examinations and cleanings of all erupted teeth. In fact, studies have shown establishing good oral hygiene habits early in a child's life contributes to reducing tooth decay and tooth loss in older children and adolescents.

Primary teeth require cleanings and fluoride treatments as much as permanent teeth to ensure kids enjoy optimal oral health later in life. At each six-month checkup visit with your kids’ dentist, your child will receive a fluoride treatment that strengthens dental enamel by promoting the remineralization process and making teeth more resistant to bacterial acids. Fluoride can also help repair microscopic holes in teeth enamel by providing nutrients essential to enamel health.

Why Primary Tooth Care is Important to Your Child's Oral Health

Primary, or baby, teeth are composed of enamel less mineralized than permanent teeth. This makes them especially vulnerable to dental caries caused by unchecked oral bacteria. Unless they have healthy primary teeth, children may not be able to chew food properly or avoid eating altogether. Consequently, decayed or loosened primary teeth could prevent a child from receiving essential food nutrients. Normally positioned primary teeth also facilitate correct positioning and spacing of permanent teeth that erupt after primary teeth are lost.

Your children’s dentist in Bedford, Euless, & Colleyville will not perform any dental procedures that are not necessary to maintain primary teeth health. The most important dental treatments children need are cleanings and fluoride every six months to prevent oral bacterial from accumulating on teeth enamel. The dentist also checks for early signs of dental cavities to help avoid the need for fillings. In some cases, dental sealants benefit children who may be unusually susceptible to enamel erosion due to congenital problems or other health factors.

Our Gentle and Friendly Kids' Dentist Makes Dentist Visits Easy and Fun

When you bring your child to Nirvana Dental®, he or she will immediately feel special and welcomed as a dental patient in our safe, comfortable environment. Passionate about providing dental care for kids that is as painless and stress-free as possible, Dr. Vartikar builds genuine friendships with her young patients and makes them feel at home in her dental office. 

We believe that making each visit a positive, engaging experience for children helps establish good oral hygiene habits as they grow older. Your children’s dentist will always takes the time to explain what will happen next during a cleaning or treatment and answers all their questions, no matter how many they may have.

If you would like to learn more about our pediatric dental care services or need to schedule an appointment, please call (682) 703-0101 or email us at info@nirvanadental.com. We look forward to warmly welcoming you and your child to our dental family as we work together to provide your child with exceptional oral health and a big, healthy smile. 

We Offer Kids Dental Services To The Following Locations:

  • Bedford
  • Euless
  • Colleyville
  • Grand Prairie
  • Irving
  • Grapevine
  • Southlake
  • Haltom City
  • Hurst
  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth