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

The Tooth Fairy; Mythology and Methods

The Tooth Fairy; Mythology and Methods

Written by Julia Grace Dirkes-Jacks

Friday, July 1, 2022/Number of views (268)

Most of us are familiar with the myth of the Tooth Fairy, a magical being, who whisks away discarded baby teeth from under our pillows, and replaces them with money. If you think about it, it is a strange tradition. We encourage children to barter away their teeth for a cash reward, in a deal that takes place while they sleep. Very few of us, however, know how this practice originated.

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Water Only in Sippy Cups

Water Only in Sippy Cups

Friday, April 1, 2016/Number of views (8198)

Sippy cups may make life a lot easier for parents, but did you know that their use can negatively affect your child’s dental health?

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University Pediatric Dentistry's Healthy Tips

Tuesday, March 1, 2016/Number of views (4914)

Did you know your child's first visit to the dentist should occur before his/her first birthday.

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Preventing Caries Starts At Birth

Wednesday, February 24, 2016/Number of views (4618)

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), caries or tooth decay is the single most common disease of children in the United States.

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