schoolThere are so many things on the to-do list when getting your kids ready to go back to school. Scheduling haircut appointments, buying new school supplies and picking out outfits are just a few of those, but Dr. Plancich, one Tacoma’s best family dentist believes that a dental check-up should be added to the list. This time of year is a great time to incorporate good oral health habits into your child’s daily routine, but scheduling a dentist appointment now has a few other benefits as well:

-Dental check-ups and cavity fillings are one of the most common reasons for kids to miss school. Scheduling an appointment before school even starts can prevent that in the first place. It’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about once the family schedule gets packed with work events and afternoon activities.

-As we’ve mentioned before, oral health is an important aspect of overall health. A dental check-up can allow your child’s dentist to find any issues that can prevent them from missing school in the future. Early detection also means less costly treatments you’ll have to be paying for.

-A quick dentist visit before school starts can remind your child how important oral hygiene is. It also allows you to start adding skills like brushing twice a daily and flossing into their daily routine, which leads to good habits in the future.

-As schools tarts, so do after school activities. Major falls sports including football require the right protection to prevent dental injuries. There are many generic mouth guards out there, but one of Tacoma’s best dentists here at Plancich Dental can help you find one that is more custom fitted for you child, which provides superior protection.

Here at Plancich Dental, we believe that learning good oral hygiene habits starts at a young age. There is a huge benefit to setting up your child’s annual dental check-up now, before the craziness of back-to-school begins. Give us a call at 253-272-7400 and we’ll be happy to set you up with one of Tacoma’s best dentists. We’ll have your child’s smile healthy and ready for picture day!


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