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Gum Disease and Your Child

At Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc., we know that unfortunately, gum disease can exist in your child’s mouth without you even knowing. In fact, Read More

Pediatric Dental Emergency Know-How

First aid training is a must when you are a parent. You can put on a bandage with your eyes closed. Perhaps even apply butterfly tape to avoid stitches. What Read More

Summer Dental Health? Get into the Swim of It!

On a sizzling hot day, there’s not much that makes us happier than heading to the water for a quick swim, some gentle laps, or even a rousing game of Read More

How much calcium does my child need?

When you were a kid, your parents may have told you to drink milk to build strong bones and grow tall and strong. Now that you have children of your Read More

The Thumb-Sucking Habit

At Gary A. Olen, DDS, MS, Inc. & Michael Maurer, DDS, Inc., we are often asked “should I be concerned with my child’s thumb sucking?” So, our team thought we’d Read More

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

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