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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

Lindon Office801-769-2530

Stansbury Park Office435-843-5437

Park City Office435-649-5001

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Early Childhood Tooth Decay

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.

Before: Child with rampant decay on front teeth

After: Teeth restored with white facing crowns

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.

Avoid Baby Tooth Decay, Tips and Suggestions for healthy baby teeth:

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  • Use a damp, soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your baby’s teeth at least twice a day
  • Never put your baby to bed with a bottle filled with milk or juice.
  • When your child is asleep, stop nursing and clean teeth with a damp washcloth.
  • Read, sing, or rock your child to sleep in place of continuous feeding.
  • Don’t let your child use a sippy cup or bottle as a pacifier.
  • Teach your child to use a cup at an early age. Plan to stop using a bottle by the time your child is twelve to fourteen months old.
  • Do not dip your child’s pacifier in sugar or honey.
  • Starting at age six months, fluoride supplements may be used to help keep teeth strong

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What is Fluoride?

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.

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Locations

Daybreak Office

4775 W. Daybreak Pkwy #103
South Jordan, UT 84009

(801) 999-4640

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Orchard Drive Office (North Salt Lake)

3377 Orchard Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010

801-951-8038

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Eastgate Office (Salt Lake City)

1580 E 3900 S #110
Salt Lake City, UT 84124

801-272-8555

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Hunter Park (West Valley)

2792 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT
84120

801-969-9669

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Oquirrh Park Office (West Jordan)

6973 South 4800 West
West Jordan, Utah 84084

801-840-4833

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Jordan Ridge Office (West Jordan)

8822 South Redwood Rd, Suite 201
West Jordan, Utah 84088

801-727-8905

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Vine Street Office (Murray)

678 E Vine Street Ste 12
Murray, Utah 84107

801-268-1135

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Cottonwood Heights Office

7138 S Highland Drive Ste 216
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

801-943-3233

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Lone Peak Office (Sandy)

1030 East 11400 South
Ste #101
Sandy, Utah 84094

801-553-8882

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Ivory Ridge Office (Lehi)

3401 N Center St
Suite 250
Lehi, Utah 84043

801-407-6520

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Lindon Office

275 W 200 N
Ste 175
Lindon, UT 84042

801-769-2530

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Stansbury Park Office

220 Millpond Dr. Ste 107
Stansbury Park, Utah 84074

435-843-5437

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Park City Office

1795 Sidewinder Drive
Ste 100
Park City, Utah 84060

435-649-5001

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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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