Make Every Day Earth Day
Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring
What’s an intraoral camera?
One of the greatest features our team at Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc. offers is the ability to see first-hand how we can help
How to Make Brushing Fun
Let’s call it the cranky phase. Let’s call it the “Mom, I don’t want to” stage. When kids are little, getting them to brush can be a challenge. They bite
St. Patrick's Day
On March 17, everyone has a little Irish in them. St. Patrick’s Day is a joyous celebration of Irish heritage. The holiday originated as a commemoration of Saint Patrick, who
Non-Nutritive Sucking Behavior
“Non-nutritive sucking behavior”? That’s a mouthful—literally! This term describes behaviors such as thumb sucking and pacifier use, which are generally healthy, self-soothing activities for infants and toddlers. But, if followed
Your Child’s First Toothbrush
First word, first step, first haircut, first… toothbrush? While it may not be considered a typical milestone, choosing the right first toothbrush is an important first step in your child’s
Caring for Your Cat’s Dental Health
While you make sure your family is getting the best care possible, with regular dental checkups and cleanings at our El Cajon, California office, there is one family member that
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