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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Don’t Get Caught Up in the Daily (Tooth) Grind

Don’t Get Caught Up in the Daily (Tooth) Grind

Written by Mason Lampka

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Number of views (5906)

Teeth grinding, also known as “bruxism,” is the gnashing and clenching of your teeth. According to the American Sleep Association, roughly 30 million Americans are affected by this condition annually.

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Bullying and Teeth

Bullying and Teeth

Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Number of views (7107)

It’s no secret that children with decaying teeth often suffer through debilitating pain and embarrassment. But did you know that crooked teeth are a significant cause of bullying?

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