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How to put your child at ease for their dental visit

For many children, their first dental visit can be a scary experience! At Springbrook Family Dentistry we always do our best to keep your child at ease and make their first experience a pleasant one so they leave with smiles instead of tears! Below are a few tips for helping to ensure your child’s dental visit is a positive one:

  • Start them out young: Many parents don’t know this but the American Dental Society’s recommendation for a child’s ...

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Iroquois Football Mouthguard Clinic

Our assistant, Lisa, taking impressions for a custom mouthguard

September 6th and 8th Springbrook Family Dentistry had the pleasure of hosting the JV and Varsity football players of Iroquois High School! We worked together with the football coach and booster club president to put together a fantastic event that made free custom mouthguards for any player who wanted one! We were able to provide 35 players with a mouth guard of the course of those two days.


Custom Mouth Guards


What’s so great about custom mouth guards compared to what you can buy over-the-counter? Custom mouthguards have been shown to reduce the chance of concussion in contact sports by 50%. When you hear all the scary ...

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Children's Dental Health Month

Children's Dentistry Elma, NY

This article is coming a couple months late, but did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health month? Every year thousands of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students travel to local schools to educate children about taking care of their teeth. 

Part of Children’s Health Month also involves “Give Kids a Smile.” Around the country dental schools open up their doors to children who would otherwise not have access to proper dental care. As a student at the University of Buffalo this was always a great day and one I looked forward to. It was a great opportunity to become more comfortable with pediatric dentistry as well as to ...

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Debunking the Fluoride Conspiracy

Flouride Safety Concerns | Elma NY Children's Dentist

Lately I have noted more people than usual turning down routine fluoride treatment for their children or choosing to use non-fluoridated toothpastes for themselves. Today I would like to discuss the importance of fluoride in oral health and debunk the myths associated with any harmful effects from fluoride.


In order to better understand what health concerns my patients have in regards to fluoride I did a google search and the list of health problems that ...

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When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?

Children's Dentistry | Elma NY Dentist

A frequent question we get from parents of young children and expectant parents is when their child should first start seeing a dentist. Most of them are quite surprised at the current recommendation for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The AAPD currently recommends all children see a dentist when their first tooth erupts and no later than 1 year of age.


Why is it Important? 


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