General Dentistry

Welcome to the Encinitas, CA dental office of Dr. Mario Godinez and his dedicated team. We are a family dentistry practice that has been serving our local community for more than 15 years, and we pride ourselves on providing the best patient care possible for Encinitas, Cardiff, and Carlsbad residents.

We can start dental cleanings and examinations as young as three years old and continue treatment up until patients require geriatric dentistry. Patients will find all of the general dentistry services they need here in our practice.

Preventive Care

The foundation of good oral health starts with excellent preventive care. This includes diligent brushing and flossing at home as well as routine visits to the dentist. Regular check-ups give Dr. Godinez a chance to assess the current status of your oral health, ensuring he can look for small issues before they become big problems. Your dental examination will include a tooth-by-tooth exam, and we will also recommend periodic dental x-rays, so Dr. Godinez can see what isn’t visible to the naked eye.

Professional dental cleanings are essential, even if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home. Plaque build-up happens, regardless, and when it hardens to calculus or tartar, it is impossible to remove without special dental tools.

If you or your children are particularly cavity-prone, we can also talk to you about fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We also offer non-fluoride options to help prevent dental caries for those who prefer to avoid fluoride.

General Dentistry

Our goal is to provide preventive care to our patients, but sometimes dental issues come up. When they do, you can count on us to provide the treatments you need.

  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dentures and partials
  • Sleep appliances
  • Periodontal disease treatment
  • Root canal therapy

Cosmetic Treatments

Your smile should be just as beautiful as it is healthy, but if it’s not, it might be time to consider cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you think cosmetic dentistry is beyond your budget, you might be pleasantly surprised to know that we offer a variety of different treatments. If there are things you don’t like about your smile, talk to Dr. Godinez about ways to improve it.

  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign invisible braces

Restorative Dentistry

Damaged or missing teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem—and it can make chewing and speaking more of a challenge. Left untreated, a damaged tooth can eventually become a tooth beyond repair that needs extraction. Missing teeth can lead to more missing teeth.

We offer restorations that can reinstate your oral health.

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dentures and partials

Call Mario A. Godinez, DDS to Schedule an Appointment

We know you have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing a new dental home in Encinitas, Cardiff, or Carlsbad, and we would be honored to welcome you. Our one-dentist practice means patients will see the same dentist at every appointment. Dr. Godinez and his team look forward to building a lifelong relationship to help ensure your good oral health.