Keep Your Kid's Smile in Shape

Every child deserves personal care and a healthy smile. Preventive treatment at Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry makes that happen.

Dr. Jeff Ward, Dr. Brian Platt, and their team provide preventive dental care for infants, children, teens, and patients with special health care needs in Fayetteville and the surrounding communities.

What Is Preventative Dental Care?

Preventive dental care at Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry is a cornerstone of your child's oral health and well-being. Fostering healthy smiles starts with proactive measures to prevent dental issues before they arise.

Dr. Ward and Dr. Platt provide comprehensive preventive care to ensure your child's smile remains vibrant and cavity-free.

What to Expect

Preventive care involves a combination of regular check-ups, thorough cleanings, and patient education. Our team monitors your child's dental health during routine visits, catching potential problems early and addressing them promptly.

Dr. Ward and Dr. Platt take the time to educate parents and children about proper oral hygiene techniques, empowering them to take active roles in maintaining their oral health.

At our Fayetteville office, preventive dental care is more than just a service – it's a commitment to your child's lasting oral health. By choosing our comprehensive approach, you're investing in a brighter future for your child's smile.

Fayetteville Pediatric Dentistry Office

Preventative Dental Care

Our team puts your child first and takes every step to help them feel comfortable. Check out the treatments we offer and how we'll help keep your child's teeth strong and healthy for life.


Professional cleanings are an essential part of oral hygiene. Our skilled team will carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup from your child's teeth, ensuring a fresh and healthy smile.

Regular cleanings prevent cavities and gum disease and help maintain fresh breath. We'll make sure your child's teeth leave our office feeling squeaky clean!

Dental Exams

We evaluate your child's teeth, gums, and jaw alignment. This is a vital part of determining whether your child requires additional treatment for oral health issues, dental decay, gum disease, and any need for orthodontic treatment.

We'll use this information to create a treatment plan that works best for your child and leads them to a healthy smile.

Before your child is evaluated, we will review their medical and dental history. A thorough history allows us to know your child better and provides us with insight into how to properly treat them.


When your child's teeth have chewing surfaces highly susceptible to cavities due to developmental grooves, pits, and fissures, we apply a plastic protective covering— a dental sealant — to the tops of your child's teeth.

This is a highly effective method of preventing tooth decay in these sensitive areas and is frequently recommended for both six-and twelve-year molars.

Space Maintainers

If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a space maintainer may be necessary to ensure proper alignment of the incoming permanent tooth. Our doctors use these to open the space, preventing neighboring teeth from shifting and causing orthodontic issues.

Digital X-Rays

Advanced digital X-rays minimize your child's radiation exposure and give us insight into their dental health.

These high-resolution images allow us to detect hidden concerns and plan timely interventions. Our commitment to safety and precision means your child gets the best possible care.

Benefits of Preventative Dental Care

Preventive dental care at Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry benefits your child's overall well-being and long-term oral health.

Our approach focuses on proactive measures beyond routine check-ups, ensuring your child's smile remains vibrant and cavity-free. Here are the key benefits you can expect:

Early Problem Detection

Regular preventive dental visits with Dr. Ward and Dr. Platt allow for the early detection of any dental issues.

By identifying potential problems before they escalate, we can provide prompt intervention and necessary treatments, preventing more extensive and costly procedures.

Customized Oral Hygiene Education

Our team takes the time to educate parents and children about proper oral hygiene techniques. This gives your child the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy smile between visits.

Learning the right brushing, flossing, and dietary habits from a young age sets the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Reduced Risk of Dental Issues

Addressing potential problems early and providing preventive treatments significantly decreases your child's risk of developing cavities and other dental issues.

This means that their smile stays strong, vibrant, and free from the discomfort and inconvenience of dental problems.

Peace of Mind for Parents

Knowing that your child's dental health is in the hands of a skilled and caring team gives you peace of mind. With preventive dental care, you can rest assured that you're giving your child the best chance at a healthy smile for life.

At Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry, your child's dental health is our top priority. Our expertise and proactive approach results in a bright and healthy smile that your child can show off with pride.

Lifelong Oral Habits

Through education and personalized care, Dr. Ward and Dr. Platt teach your child the importance of maintaining oral health.

These lessons create a strong foundation for lifelong oral hygiene habits, promoting overall well-being and confidence.

Schedule Your Child's Appointment

Experience the benefits of preventive dental care with Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Dentistry. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ward or Dr. Platt and empower your child to maintain a healthy smile for life.