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My child has canker sores! How can I help?

According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, Read More

Five Nutrition Tips for Healthy Kids' Smiles

If your child could have it his way, chances are he would eat Lucky Charms for breakfast, a peanut butter and fluff sandwich for lunch, and chicken fingers slathered in Read More

When should I begin brushing my baby's teeth?

One question our team at Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc. hear all the time is, “When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?” You should Read More

Fall’s in the Air? Think Fall Dental Care

Whether you already miss the sun’s bright rays, or can’t wait for some cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves, summer is making way for fall. And the change of seasons Read More

When a Baby Tooth Shouldn’t Wait for the Tooth Fairy

Children’s baby teeth generally start to fall out when the adult teeth underneath them are ready to arrive. Visits from the Tooth Fairy begin around the age of six, and Read More

The Importance of Baby Teeth

the doctor and our team know it can be easy to underestimate the significance of baby teeth. At Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc., we Read More

Dental X-rays: The Inside Story

Pediatric dentists strive to make your children’s visits welcoming and worry-free, and, we want the same for you! Ask us about any questions you might have. We are happy to Read More

Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!

It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read More

Labor Day: Our favorite holiday to rest!

Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday each September here in the United States, is a holiday devoted to the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is honoring Read More

Just What Is Plaque?

When you were younger, and you brushed your teeth without any help for the first time, it was a big step. It meant you’d learned the right way to brush Read More

Sippy Cups

What a milestone! The transition from bottle to sippy cup is one of baby’s first steps toward toddler independence. And like all first journeys, some helpful guideposts come in handy. Read More

What are dental sealants and how do they work?

A dental sealant is a liquid that is applied to the teeth. The sealant hardens and provides a protective coating that is designed to reduce cavities and create a smoother Read More

When do children usually lose their baby teeth?

Many parents have concerns about their children’s teeth not falling out on time. the doctor and our team are here to answer any questions parents may have about when children Read More

My son is turning one. When should I bring him in for a visit?

the doctor and our team know that cavities know no age boundaries, and that is why we recommend a visit to our El Cajon, California office by a child’s first Read More

How Do We Clean Your Child’s Teeth?

Baby teeth are very important to your child’s present and future dental health, so we want to help you keep your child free from cavities and gum disease even before Read More

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth—Right from the Start!

A new baby! What a joyful, exciting time! Joy, excitement, and lots of questions about the best ways to keep your child healthy and happy. So, we have some suggestions Read More

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