Dentist in Houston provides preventive dentistry for children of all ages

Whether it is your newborn or toddler, we understand you want the best dental treatment for your child. The team at Vivid Dental in Houston enjoys providing a warm and welcoming office environment for children of all ages. We provide preventive dentistry for the youngest to the senior members of the family. You can count on our team for gentle care whether the appointment is for a teeth cleaning or a dental filling.

Protecting babies from cavities

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dentist see a child after the first tooth has erupted or by age one. Until the baby cuts the first tooth, wipe the mouth with a soft, moist washcloth every day. When the first tooth erupts, we recommend brushing it with a soft bristle toothbrush. Babies are not born with the bacteria that cause dental caries, which can lead to cavities. However, there are multiple ways to protect a baby’s oral health by avoiding the following:

  • Giving the baby juice until 6 months old
  • Letting the baby sleep with a bottle of milk or juice
  • Giving the baby candy, soda, and any other sugary foods or beverages

All of these habits are unhealthy because sugars convert to acids, which can cause dental caries. If the baby develops dental caries, white spots may appear on the teeth. If you notice these, contact us immediately for an appointment.

Teaching children the importance of oral hygiene
As your baby grows and develops into a toddler, we encourage you to teach proper technique for brushing the teeth. We recommend holding the toothbrush at a slight angle against the gums and moving it back and forth over the teeth. The child should brush after breakfast and before bedtime. Just as we encourage daily brushing, visiting the dentist is important. You can present this milestone as a sign of growing up.

Are you looking for dental care for your child? The team at Vivid Dental would be happy to talk with you further about the services we provide at our office. Call 281-809-4902 today.


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing