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Teens and Gum Disease

You have a lot going on. School. Sports. Activities. Family. Friends. Teens lead busy lives and have busy schedules, so you need to budget your time and energy. One thing Read More

Tips to Help You Beat the Heat This Summer

The dog days of summer are upon us, and with the temperatures soaring, our team at Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc. wants you to Read More

Sealants Protect Your Child’s Teeth from Decay

Sealants provide a thin coating over molars that can be a powerful tool to protect your child’s teeth from decay. This simple and painless solution can be applied in a Read More

Memorial Day: Parades, remembrance, and the unofficial start of summer!

“The purpose of all war is peace.” - Saint Augustine Fire truck sirens, baton twirlers, marching bands covering patriotic tunes, colorful floats, costumes, and millions of red, white, and blue American Read More

Fluorosis: What is it?

Many people think dental fluorosis is a disease, but it’s not; it’s a condition that affects the appearance of your tooth’s enamel, not the function or health of the teeth. Read More

May is National Teen Self-Esteem Month!

The month of May has the unique distinction of being National Teen Self-Esteem Month. What does that mean? National Teen Self-Esteem Month was created to raise public awareness about how low Read More

Dangers of Thumb Sucking

It’s common for children to suck their thumb at a young age. the doctor and our team want you to understand the potential issues that can surface down the road Read More

Protecting Your Child’s Smile with Mouthguards

If your child participates in sports or other physical activities, it’s wise to consider getting a mouthguard. Also known as mouth protectors, mouthguards are a device worn over the teeth Read More

Every Day is Earth Day

During the early days of the environmental awareness movement, those who demonstrated against pollution, toxic chemicals, and the general public health were known as hippies. The early 1970s were a Read More

Why Baby Teeth Matter

Sleepless nights, crankiness, drooling—how can such tiny teeth cause such a big fuss? But all those uncomfortable days and nights are forgotten when your baby’s first teeth make their appearance. Read More

First Filling?

It’s your child’s first filling at our El Cajon, California office, and perhaps you’re both a little nervous. Your child doesn’t know what to expect, and you want to make Read More

Tooth Eruption Timeline

Parents, and even older children, can become concerned about tooth development. Wondering when teeth should erupt, and being concerned when the teeth do not appear on schedule, is common. First, Read More

Keep Your Teeth Healthy While You Keep Fit!

Whether you’re defending the goal, shooting hoops, or practicing tricks on your skateboard, sports and exercise are a great way to keep fit and healthy. Let’s make sure you keep Read More

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Millions of people, around El Cajon, California and beyond, wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so they can show their spirit for the holiday and avoid getting pinched. While it Read More

How do I make my child’s diet safe for his or her teeth?

The food you feed your child can have a lasting effect on his or her oral health. In fact, diet plays a major role in whether a child develops cavities Read More

How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?

With children undergoing developmental dental changes and engaging in rough-and-tumble activities, dental emergencies can sometimes arise. If your child knocks out a tooth or experiences any type of oral discomfort, Read More

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