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 […]Descriptive
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. […]Descriptive
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. […]Descriptive
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 system offers […]Descriptive
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 […]Descriptive
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 […]Descriptive
We all know that in order to keep our body healthy, we have to be aware of the nutrients that we consume. The more vitamin enriched foods we consume, the more it helps our bodies function properly which makes us feel better in the long run. In order to achieve a sparkling smile, you’ll…Descriptive
With summer approaching, it’s important to not only get your summer body ready, but also your smile. A summer smile is simply a bright, healthy smile. Because smiles are contagious, it is important that those pearly whites are healthy, and the best way to maintain a healthy smile is through proactive dental care. While warm…Descriptive
Dentists are more flexible than ever before when it comes to accepting different methods of payment for costly dental work. Among the latest payment strategies are Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Spending Accounts. SO, which one is right for you as a patient? What is a Flexible Spending Account? A flexible spending account allows you…Descriptive
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.