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

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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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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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 (1613)

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 (8025)

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 (9172)

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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