Family Education

Parents or caregivers are a child’s first teacher in life and play an important role in maintaining his or her overall health. At Plancich Dental, we understand that your attitude towards dental care can have a major impact on your child as they grow up and develop their own dental habits. Maintaining a good dental care routine at home is essential for healthy gums and teeth, as well as preventing oral health problems from occurring in the future. We are committed to empowering families to make smart choices when it comes to their oral health. We take great pride in being a family dentist in Tacoma, as well as serving as an educational resource for families.

 


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The Top 5 Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Have you ever stopped to think about how the food and drink that you put into your body affects your teeth? According to the American Dental Association, your diet plays an important role in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. When you eat food, the bacteria in your mouth digests the sugars and produces acid. Certain… Read more »

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Family Smiles Series: What to Expect During your Child’s First Dentist Visit

According to the American Dental Association, a child should have their first dental visit within six months of their first tooth developing and no later than their first birthday. While this may seem a little early, cavities can begin to develop as soon as teeth appear. Therefore, it is important to schedule your child an… Read more »

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Is Activated Charcoal Safe to Use on My Teeth? | Tacoma Family Dentistry

Over the past few years, activated charcoal has risen in popularity within the health and beauty community. Whether it’s in a skincare product or taken as a supplement, activated charcoal has become somewhat of a trend. Some health experts even claim that brushing with activated charcoal can give you a whiter and brighter smile, as… Read more »