Education

At UPD Dental Associates (University Pediatric Dentistry), we have an uncompromising promise to deliver dental education and awareness to the Western New York community. Below are some tips, articles and links to improve your family’s oral health. Also, make sure to come see us at local schools and events near you!

Education

Nutritious & Delicious Summer Snacks

Nutritious & Delicious Summer Snacks

Nutritious & Delicious Summer Snacks  

Monday, July 8, 2024/Number of views (30)
As the summer heat rolls in, it's time to cool down with delicious and healthy snacks that brighten your child's smile bright and strong. Discover the best tooth-friendly treats for those hot summer days and learn which foods to avoid while maintaining excellent dental health! 
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Managing Oral Health with Asthma

Managing Oral Health with Asthma

Oral Health and Asthma Connection

Monday, July 8, 2024/Number of views (30)
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition affecting millions worldwide, but did you know asthma can also affect oral health? Here are some interesting facts about how asthma can affect your teeth and gums.
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Healthy Habits for Happy Teeth

Healthy Habits for Happy Teeth

Nutritious Snack Ideas

Monday, July 8, 2024/Number of views (18)
Are you trying to keep your little ones' smiles shining bright? Well, you're in luck because, at UPD Dental Associates, we're all about healthy habits for happy teeth! Today, we're dishing out some deliciously nutritious snack ideas to make you and your kids smile from ear to ear.
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Dental Phobia & What to Expect at your Visit to the Dentist!

Dental Phobia & What to Expect at your Visit to the Dentist!

Are you feeling a bit nervous about your upcoming dental visit? Have no fear, UPD Dental Associates is here, and we've got your back (and your smile)! We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes feel a bit scary especially if it may be your first time. You're not alone! Lots of kids feel the same way and even adults too, and that's totally okay.

Thursday, May 9, 2024/Number of views (174)

Are you feeling nervous about your upcoming dental visit? Do not fear; UPD Dental Associates is here, and we've got your back (and smile)! We understand that visiting the dentist can sometimes feel scary, especially if it may be your first time.  You're not alone! Lots of kids feel the same way, and even adults feel the same way, and that's okay. 

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Tips & Tricks to make Brushing your Child’s Teeth Fun & Educational

Tips & Tricks to make Brushing your Child’s Teeth Fun & Educational

Are you ready to turn the mundane task of brushing teeth into an exciting adventure for your little ones? Look no further! Here at UPD Dental Associates keeping those pearly whites healthy and bright is our top priority.

Thursday, May 9, 2024/Number of views (161)
With seven convenient UPD locations, including services for individuals with disabilities, our pediatric dental offices ensure that every child receives the care they deserve. But oral health isn't just about visits to the dentist; it starts at home with a daily routine of toothbrush twice daily and good oral hygiene habits that can last a lifetime. 
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Help! Why are my Teeth Yellow?

Have you ever wondered why some people's smiles shine brighter white while others lose sparkle over time?  This is known as the yellowing process.

Thursday, May 9, 2024/Number of views (156)
Yellowing of teeth may be a common concern, but with proper knowledge, education, regular dental visits, and good oral habits, you can protect your smile and keep it shining bright. By practicing good oral hygiene, making healthy dietary choices, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking, you can ensure that your smile remains radiant and healthy. 
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Intervention and Therapy

Autism Awareness

Monday, August 14, 2023/Number of views (649)
Every child or adult with autism has a unique set of challenges and strengths. There is no one size fits all approach. Many people with ASD have other conditions such as sleep disturbance, seizures, gastrointestinal (GI) distress, and oral health issues. If we address these conditions, we can improve attention, learning, and behavior. Many people also benefit from therapies for communication, social skills, or motor challenges, or to learn other skills like feeding or self-care.
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Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing

Sensory Processing + ASD

Monday, August 14, 2023/Number of views (712)

People with Autism and sights, awareness of body cues (interoception). to internal sensitivities also position and body might experience differences touch. They may (vestibular), awareness of balance (proprioception), and with sounds, smells, taste have trouble.

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UPD Family Story: Liam Mayes

UPD Family Story: Liam Mayes

By Mom, Nicole Mayes

Tuesday, April 11, 2023/Number of views (793)
Maple Check-In
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Mouthguards - Fact and Fiction

Mouthguards - Fact and Fiction

The American Dental Association and Sports Medicine Societies recommend a properly fitted mouth guard for protection during sports that can involve contact.

Monday, March 6, 2023/Number of views (2025)

Dental injury is unexpected, immediate and permanent. The American Dental Association and Sports Medicine Societies recommend a properly fitted mouth guard for protection during sports that can involve contact.  Impact studies have shown that wearing any type of mouthguard reduces the risk of tooth injury compared with not wearing a mouthguard.  A custom-made mouthguard is most comfortable and best tolerated interfering minimally with breathing, speaking and swallowing.

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