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Brushing Tips for Kids

You’re all set for your happy morning and nighttime ritual. You’ve provided your son with his favorite action hero toothbrush and your daughter with her favorite flavored toothpaste. You’ve gotten Read More

The Best Snacks for a Healthy Smile

One of the most frequent questions that the doctor and our team hear is about what kinds of snacks are best for a child’s dental health. Sugary snacks are inevitable Read More

What is an Impacted Tooth?

You may have heard this term the first time you or a friend got your wisdom teeth. That makes sense, as wisdom teeth are the teeth most often impacted in Read More

Beat the Brushing Battle

the doctor and our team know it can be a challenge to get our children to brush, brush well, and brush often. Here are some tips that can help you Read More

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Many of our young patients experience anxiety during dental appointments. the doctor and our team want to help your child overcome any fear he or she may feel when coming Read More

Halloween: Candy, costumes, and more!

All Hallows' Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a yearly event celebrated on October 31, and one that is anticipated by the young and young at heart all over Read More

Dental Emergencies in Children

Dental emergencies are bound to come up when you have young children. the doctor and our team want to you to be prepared in case you run into a difficult Read More

Why Are My Child’s Baby Teeth So White?

One of the most charming aspects of your baby’s beautiful smile is his brilliantly white teeth. But now that his adult teeth are coming in, the difference in color is Read More

What's on your fall reading list?

How better to spend the fall months than inside by the fireplace with a warm cup of cider and a book in hand? the doctor and our team at Gary Read More

How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?

Kids are active, and with lots of activity comes the potential for mishaps. Before an emergency occurs, you’d be smart to stay informed about the problems your child may encounter. Here Read More

Tooth Worms? The History of Cavities and Tooth Fillings

Scientists have discovered tooth decay in specimens that are more than 15,000 years old. The ancients once thought that cavities were caused by something called “tooth worms” … Eew! They Read More

Mouthguard Protection

Let’s talk about mouthguards and night guards—two crucial appliances that protect your child’s teeth and jaw. We could talk about how important a mouthguard is when your family leads an active Read More

September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month!

September is National Childhood Injury Prevention Month, and the doctor and our team at Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc. are excited to share some Read More

Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away

Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read More

What kind of toothbrush and toothpaste should my child use?

Imagine that you sit down for some evening television, and during the course of the evening, you see five commercials regarding dental products. They all claim to be the best. Read More

Amalgam Fillings vs. White Fillings

Many varieties of fillings are available at our El Cajon, California office. Most people are familiar with traditional amalgam fillings: those big silver spots on top of teeth. Made from a Read More

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