Our experienced team at McElroy Smiles By Design is committed to giving you excellent oral health. That’s why we recommend regular exams and dental cleanings near San Marcos, CA, every six months. During each routine exam and cleaning with our dentist and hygienist, we identify any problems while they are still minor and easy to treat. This prevents 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 can take advantage of our Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam. This limited-time offer provides you with a complete oral exam with x-rays, professional dental cleaning, 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 visit, our team’s top goal will be to make you feel right at home. You won’t be rushed to the treatment chair. We’ll give you a full tour of our dental office and take the time to point out our technology, the charitable work we do as a team, and give you an overview of the credentials of Dr. McElroy and our other accomplished team members. Then, our dentist will listen to your personal concerns about your smile and perform a comprehensive exam, after which they will discuss possible treatment solutions with you. 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, there are other necessary steps to ensure the strength and longevity of your teeth and gums. Brushing removes 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 tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. This is why regular dental cleanings are important.
During your dental cleaning appointment, either one of our registered dental hygienists or our 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 gum line. Your dental cleaning also includes a thorough teeth polishing, which can remove stains and any remaining residual plaque.
We strive to ensure that 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, our dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Sometimes, this exam includes x-rays, depending on how long it has been since your last dental x-rays were taken. Our goal will be to fully understand your current smile and your dental needs. Our dentist will check for any signs of decay, gum disease, cracked or leaking fillings, damaged teeth, and more. If we identify any potential concerns, we will discuss them with you and make a treatment recommendation and answer any questions you may have.
We can also address any concerns you might have with dental discomfort, bad breath, and other problems that need further attention and guidance. We’re always thorough and provide periodontal screenings, oral cancer screenings, and much more!
To schedule your oral health exam with our friendly, experienced dentist, 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!