Approximately 1-in-3 people suffer from dental anxiety. From mild nervousness to a severe dental phobia, there are several reasons why someone may feel that way. Some have had bad experiences in the past, while others have extremely hypersensitive teeth or claustrophobia. Ultimately, dental anxiety can interfere with your ability to access the care that you […]Read More
Have you been considering a cosmetic treatment, such as teeth whitening? Encinitas professional whitening options can give you better, faster results than anything you’ll find online or in a store. Plus, it’s a great way to jump-start your smile makeover. Professional teeth whitening uses concentrated, safe ingredients that are only available through our Encinitas […]Read More
Oral cancer is a serious condition, but if diagnosed early, is very treatable and manageable. In fact, oral cancer that is detected early has an over 80 percent five-year survival rate compared to the overall cancer five-year survival rate of 59 percent. Many people are surprised to learn that oral cancer exists and that there […]Read More
Routine dental appointments at Skeens Family Dentistry are important for several reasons. It helps maintain positive oral health and identifies early issues that may need to be addressed. Whether you need a small dental filling or a long spanning dental bridge, you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality of restorative dentistry in Encinitas. Our […]Read More
Sometimes a dental filling just isn’t enough to support a tooth from wearing down or fracturing. In this case, a dental crown is the best solution to help restore a tooth to its natural function and esthetics. At Skeens Family Dentistry, we utilize the most advanced dental techniques like CEREC same day crowns. This level […]Read More
We all wake up with a hint of morning breath. That’s to be expected after eight hours with your mouth shut! But fighting bad breath all day long is a separate and more serious issue. Do you constantly reach for breath mints and gum to cover stale breath? Do you avoid face-to-face conversations so […]Read More
You know it’s important to keep your dental checkup date with your dentist every six months, but do you know exactly why? During each dental checkup, your dentist performs a number of critical tasks that help to keep your mouth healthy and protected… even if you don’t realize he’s doing them at all! Check […]Read More
Sleep is supposed to be a time for rest and recovery. But that can’t happen when your teeth are constantly grinding into each other. Millions of Americans suffer from the condition of nighttime teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. If you’re among the 8% of adults with this sleep disorder, you may not even […]Read More
You shouldn’t have to live with missing teeth for another second. Dental implants are the “Gold Standard” in tooth replacement technology because they offer a permanent, durable, and natural solution to lost teeth. If you’re considering dental implants, here’s what you should know about the dental implant surgery process. Step 1: Consultation and […]Read More
Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR., DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and our team is here to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.
We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry, which is why our practice is so popular. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance.