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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

Winchester Street Office (Murray)(801) 747-7895

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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Tooth Brushing and Flossing

Proper toothbrushing and flossing can prevent early childhood tooth decay and gum disease and maintain proper dental health. When a child’s 1st tooth comes in, a soft, damp cloth should be used to clean the mouth at least twice a day. As your child gets more teeth, a soft-bristled toothbrush and a small amount of fluoride-free toothpaste may be used to clean teeth. Once your child can spit out the toothpaste, fluoride toothpaste should be used. By age 2 or 3, you can begin to teach your child how to brush. When children are 7 to 8 years old, they can generally brush on their own. Flossing can be a difficult skill for kids to master, and children under age 9 need assistance.

Toothbrushing and Flossing Guidelines:

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Whether you are assisting your child, or they are brushing and flossing on their own, the following techniques will result in a clean and healthy mouth:

  • Use a child-size, soft, round bristled toothbrush for gentle, thorough cleaning
  • Hold the brush at a 45° angle towards teeth a gums and brush back and forth using short strokes, about half a tooth wide.
  • Brush the inside and outside surfaces of each tooth
  • Clean the chewing surface of each tooth by holding the brush flat on top of teeth and using short strokes
  • Gently brush the tongue to remove bacteria and debris
  • Floss between teeth every day

Suggestions for making toothbrushing less of a battle:

  • Let your child pick a fun character themed toothbrush to use
  • Use a fun, flavored toothpaste
  • Have multiple toothbrushes for your child. This will allow your child to pick which one to use each time and will give him/her a sense of control
  • Make it a family event, have everyone brush at the same time
  • Let your child brush your teeth
  • Read fun books about toothbrushing to your child
  • Let your child eat or drink something that will “stain” his/her teeth and let him/her brush them clean
  • Use a toothbrushing chart to help establish a routine
  • Use child-friendly flossing aids
  • Show your joyful approval of your child’s sparkly clean teeth

In addition to regular toothbrushing and flossing, regular dental visits are necessary to ensure your child’s dental health. To supplement your child’s at-home care, Burg Children’s Dentistry has professional pediatric dentists and a fun atmosphere. Make an appointment today!

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Daybreak Office

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

(801) 999-4640


Orchard Drive Office (North Salt Lake)

3377 Orchard Drive
Bountiful, Utah 84010



Eastgate Office (Salt Lake City)

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



Hunter Park (West Valley)

2792 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT



Oquirrh Park Office (West Jordan)

6973 South 4800 West
West Jordan, Utah 84084



Jordan Ridge Office (West Jordan)

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



Winchester Street Office (Murray)

158 E Winchester St,
Murray, UT 84107

(801) 747-7895


Vine Street Office (Murray)

678 E Vine Street Ste 12
Murray, Utah 84107



Cottonwood Heights Office

7138 S Highland Drive Ste 216
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121



Lone Peak Office (Sandy)

1030 East 11400 South
Ste #101
Sandy, Utah 84094



Ivory Ridge Office (Lehi)

3401 N Center St
Suite 250
Lehi, Utah 84043



Lindon Office

275 W 200 N
Ste 175
Lindon, UT 84042



Stansbury Park Office

220 Millpond Dr. Ste 107
Stansbury Park, Utah 84074



Park City Office

1795 Sidewinder Drive
Ste 100
Park City, Utah 84060


See What Our Patients Are Saying

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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