Dentists for Kids in the Santa Clara Area
Keep your child smiling while keeping that adorable smile healthy when you schedule a visit with the gentle and friendly dentists at the Dr. Rabitz clinic in the Santa Clara area. We recommend starting regular visits every six months starting when the first tooth comes in or by the first birthday. Regular visits can help prevent cavities and keep teeth clean and white by removing plaque and tartar buildup. Having your child visit a certified pediatric dentist will also mean that you can get X-rays to watch for future problems, get the right fluoride supplements for your child and schedule the sealants and other special treatments children and adolescents need.
The Dr. Rabitz clinic has recently added kid-friendly staff and is accepting new patients from the Santa Clara, CA area. You can sign up for an appointment online, complete new patient forms digitally using our secure website and pay your bill paper-free. We work with many insurance companies.
When you arrive, you can enjoy our spacious child-centered waiting room where we provide a selection of toys, and we’ll get you in for your cleaning and checkup within minutes. During the visit, your child will sit in a special chair designed just for kids. Then, our dentists and trained office staff will explain each procedure in ways your child can understand, and we will make the visit fun using jokes and stuffed animals. If your child would like, he or she may watch a movie while we work.
After we’re done checking and cleaning each kid’s teeth and gums, we’ll teach the child and their parents what they can do at home to keep their smiles healthy. We’ll discuss when to brush and floss, how to use toothpaste properly, whether your child needs fluoride and whether future procedures or treatments are necessary.
Motivate Your Child to Stay Cavity-Free
Our practice is focused on child dentistry, and new patients from the Santa Clara, CA, area are invited to join our cavity-free contests. After four visits without any new cavities, children get a fun T-shirt to show off their accomplishment. With any cavity-free checkup at six month intervals, kids can enter a yearly drawing for a brand new bicycle. Then, for any patients 9 years old and older, we offer the prize of a silver dollar when they sign a contract to brush twice daily and floss nightly for three months.
The Connection between Healthy Teeth and Healthy Bodies
Having a healthy mouth is important for overall general health, scientists have learned. Poor dental health can lead to everything from embarrassing bad breath to gum infection, neck and jaw pain and digestive problems. Later in your child’s life, not having the habit of regular dental visits can lead to more serious complications such as periodontal disease, which exacerbates diabetes, and heart disease, potentially brought on by inflammation in the mouth and other blood vessels.