Our experienced team at McElroy Smiles By Design wants you to enjoy excellent oral health; that’s why we recommend regular teeth cleanings and exams to be done every six months. During each routine exam and dental cleaning with your Encinitas dentist and hygienist, we identify any problems while they are still small and very easy to treat. This helps to prevent the need for costly, more involved dental treatment down the road. We also offer several other dental services designed to protect and strengthen the smiles of you and your loved ones for years to come.
New patients of our Encinitas dental office can take advantage of our Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam. This limited-time offer provides you with a professional dental cleaning, complete oral exam with x-rays, and a thorough, educational consultation with Dr. McElroy. To schedule your preventative dental health appointment, call 760.621.8700 or click here today!
Come experience McElroy Smiles By Design! You will see we offer effective dental cleanings in Encinitas, CA, Carlsbad, CA, San Marcos, CA, Vista, CA, Oceanside, CA, Solana Beach, CA, Del Mar, CA, Ranco Santa Fe, CA, Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA.
During your first trip to our Encinitas dental office, our team’s top goal will be to help you feel right at home. You won’t be rushed immediately to the treatment chair – instead, we’ll give you a full tour of our dental office, taking the time to point out our technology, the charitable work we do as a team, and the credentials of Dr. McElroy, and our other accomplished team members. Then, your Encinitas dentist will take the time to listen to your personal concerns about your smile and perform a comprehensive exam, after which they can sit down with you and discuss possible treatment solutions. We want you to leave that day feeling more confident about your oral health than ever before.
While brushing and flossing are important factors in maintaining a healthy smile, they aren’t the only steps necessary to improving the strength and longevity of your teeth and gums. Brushing can remove most of the plaque buildup on your teeth, but it simply isn’t enough to remove tartar. Tartar is a hardened deposit on your tooth that results from a buildup of plaque along the gums. These hardened deposits, if not routinely removed, can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. This is why regular dental cleanings are important.
During your dental cleaning appointment, one of our registered dental hygienists or our Encinitas dentist will perform a professional dental prophylaxis (dental cleaning). This dental cleaning will remove calculus (tartar) and plaque from your teeth both above and below your gumline. Your dental cleaning will end with a thorough teeth polishing, which can remove stains and any residual plaque that did not come off during the rest of the cleaning.
We do our best to ensure you remain relaxed throughout your dental cleaning, too! If you have sensitive teeth or gums, or if you feel nervous in any way, make sure to tell us! We can offer options to make your dental cleaning more comfortable, including numbing gel for your gums and sedation dentistry options.
After your dental cleaning in Encinitas, CA, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Sometimes, this exam may include x-rays, depending on how long it has been since your last dental x-rays were taken. Our primary goal will be to fully understand your current smile and its needs. Your dentist will check for any signs of decay, gum disease, cracked or leaking fillings, damaged teeth, and much more. If we identify any potential concerns, your doctor will discuss them with you and make a treatment recommendation, taking the time to answer any questions you may have.
We can also address any concerns you might have with bad breath, dental discomfort, and other problems that need further attention and guidance. We’ll always be as thorough as possible, providing periodontal screenings, oral cancer screenings, and much more to cover all the bases.
To schedule your oral health exam with our friendly, experienced dentist in Encinitas, CA, call us at 760.621.8700. If you’re a new patient, click here to learn more about our Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam for only $99!