As a Family Medicine clinic, our medical staff is uniquely trained to provide care to all persons from pediatric to adult care. The benefit of having a provider that specializes in both adult and pediatric care is that your entire family can see the same provider. This will mean building a stronger, more personal, relationship with your doctor and the UPC staff. Additionally, because UPC can link patients based on family relationships, we are knowledgeable of your family history without having to repeat it multiple times for each family member. Finally, providing care to pediatric and adult patients means that your child can keep the same physician as they transition into adulthood. This eliminates the loss of patient medical history that often happens when transferring from pediatric to adult care. It is for these reasons, and many more, that UPC is proud to offer the following pediatric services:
*Our quality assurance plan emphasizes working with families to ensure that all children, by age 2, have had their appropriate screenings and immunizations. Further, you can expect your provider to continue to provide age-appropriate screenings with your child as he or she ages.
Universal Primary Care now provides Fluoride Varnish to "protect your child's smile". Children should see a dentist by their first bithday and visit a dentist at least once a year. Baby teeth are important for chewing healthy foods, development of speech and guiding permanent teeth into the right place. Poor dental health in children results in more missed days of school and children falling behind their classmates. Universal Primary Care is always accepting new patients. To learn more about fluoride varnish talk to your physician or contact UPC at (716) 375-7500. If you need help paying for services, ask any of our staff about our Sliding Fee Scale.
What is fluoride varnish?
It is a dental treatment that can help prevent dental decay, slow it down or stop dental decay from getting worse.
Is fluoride varnish safe?
Yes, it can be used on babies from the time they have their first teeth.
How is the fluoride varnish put on teeth?
It is painted on with a small brush. It is quick and easy and does not have a bad taste. The varnish can be yellow or clear. The yellow color is normal and will disapear when the teeth are brushed the next day.
How often should fluoride varnish be applied?
3 - 4 times per year.
At Universal Primary Care, we are dedicated to giving your child the proper pediatric care they deserve. Contact us today to set up an appointment.