Daybreak Office(801) 999-4640
Orchard Drive Office (North Salt Lake)801-951-8038
Eastgate Office (Salt Lake City)801-272-8555
Hunter Park (West Valley)801-969-9669
Oquirrh Park Office (West Jordan)801-840-4833
Jordan Ridge Office (West Jordan)801-727-8905
Vine Street Office (Murray)801-268-1135
Cottonwood Heights Office801-943-3233
Lone Peak Office (Sandy)801-553-8882
Ivory Ridge Office (Lehi)801-407-6520
Stansbury Park Office435-843-5437
Park City Office435-649-5001
Early childhood tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America. Multiple specific types of bacteria which live on the teeth can cause tooth decay. When sugar is consumed, it is used by the bacteria to make acids which eat away the teeth, causing an infection referred to as decay. Childhood tooth decay can be prevented by proper brushing and flossing and regular visits to a pediatric dentist.
Infant Tooth Decay, also known as Early Childhood Caries (ECC), occurs when sugars in breastmilk, formula, and juice come into contact with a baby’s teeth for a long period of time. Infant tooth decay often results when babies are put to sleep with a bottle. When babies fall asleep with a bottle or sippy cup, the sleeping baby can not clear the liquid from their mouths. The sugars in the formula, milk, or juice are left in contact with the baby’s teeth for a long period of time during the night or naptime; this can cause rapid tooth decay.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps prevent tooth decay by hardening the enamel on baby teeth and emerging adult teeth. Many communities’ public water supplies are fluoridated. Fluoride supplements in the form of drops or tablets are available for children whose water is not fluoridated. It is important to know the fluoride content of your water before giving your child fluoride supplements, as too much fluoride can cause spots on the teeth. For children without fluoridated water, a fluoride supplement may be used beginning when children are six months old and should be used until the child is 12 to 16 years old.
To learn more about fluoride, and to schedule a cleaning for your child or baby, call or visit Burg Children’s Dentistry at any one of our convenient locations.
They were so friendly and my daughter loved them! They made sure I understood everything before doing any work. I really felt like they loved my girl and wanted to make her comfortable. I would recommend them to everyone!- Heather H.
Love Burg!! The dentists are fantastic, able to explain exactly what is needed and why. And they talk to my boys, instead of only to me; they include then kids in the decisions. Very patient and friendly. Love the front desk staff, too.- Jessica K.
What a great experience! My son has been terrified of going to the dentist. The staff was so kind and engaging that he didn’t even bat an eye. They were able to get more done with no tears then the past three dental offices we went to.- Sarah P.
We love Burg Children’s Dentistry! The staff is so kind and patient and they are so gentle with the kids. My daughter is four and loves going to the dentist because they make it so fun and comfortable. I’m grateful we live close to such a great dental office!- Claire M.
I love this place, but what is more important is that my daughter loves this place. She looks forward to going to the dentist. I did not grow up with the same experience. I’m confident that she is being taken care of on every visit.- Sara R.
Amazing staff. From the receptionist to the doctor himself. Very patient with my fifteen month old who wouldn’t lay down to me filling out my paperwork with a newborn in tow. Our family will be returning for sure!- Jon & Melissa L.
The staff is so great with my kids. On the way for his visit he says, “I LOVE going to the dentist!” Which is funny considering how much I dread it! Dr Nielsen is so nice and takes the time to explain everything he sees.- Christina T.
The folks at Burg Children’s Dentistry are excellent! Our four year old daughter loves going there and they have set her up to enjoy going to the dentist for years to come! I have recommended them to friends already! Thanks for a great job guys!- Watt C.
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