The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges, especially for our health and safety. In just a few months, COVID-19 forced our entire country, and countries around the globe, to reconsider our existing infection control techniques. Some industries had little to no protections at all in the pre-pandemic era. Others, like the dental profession, have […]Read More
Spring is just around the corner, which means spring cleaning is too. As the weather gets warmer you’re busy reorganizing your closet, mulching your flower beds, and digging out the steam cleaner to give your carpets some TLC. But what about your mouth? Your smile deserves just as much attention as your closet […]Read More
When was the last time you slept peacefully through the night? If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the answer is probably, “Um, what’s a full night’s sleep?” You’re definitely not alone. More than 18 million adults in America suffer from OSA. This disruptive sleep disorder wreaks havoc on your body’s ability to rest […]Read More
It’s the dreaded question at every dentist appointment: Have you been flossing? You know flossing is important, but you just can’t bring yourself to commit to a regular flossing routine. It turns out you’re in good company! According to the ADA, only 16% of Americans floss their teeth at least once a day. But […]Read More
Whether you’re missing two or ten teeth, you know how miserable and embarrassing it feels to hide your smile from the world. The gaps in your mouth also make talking and chewing nearly impossible. You’ve considered dental implants, but you’re not sure if the Golden Standard in tooth replacement technology is right for you. […]Read More
Brushing your teeth is an essential part of any oral care routine, but it’s not the only one. There are many other quick, simple, and clever techniques that you can use to protect, strengthen, and brighten your smile. The following five DIY tricks are all safe and natural ways to brighten your smile. […]Read More
You want a white smile that dazzles, but all you see in the mirror is a row of yellow, stained teeth. It’s easy to reach for a whitening kit at the drugstore, but think twice before you spend your money. Most conventional whitening systems are unpredictable, frustrating, and even painful. The KoR Whitening […]Read More
What Does an Orthodontist Do? Encinitas Family Dentistry, Orthodontists are experts in the art and science of diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental irregularities. Unlike dentists that treat problems like cavities and gum disease, orthodontists help children, teenagers, and adults fix teeth than are crooked, crowded, too far apart, or misaligned. In order to recommend the […]Read More
Root canals have a reputation for being scary and painful. Of course, they’re never ideal but when you need one, you really need one. The course of extracting the infected pulp inside the chamber of the tooth is crucial in saving your natural tooth. Upon deciding to go forward with a root canal, you should […]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.