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Dental Cleanings near San Marcos, CA


Regular Teeth Cleanings for Optimal Dental Health

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 760-230-6638 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, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Escondido, CA and San Diego, CA.


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What To Expert At Your First Visit

mcelroy smiles by design patientDuring 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!

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Dental Cleanings

dental cleaning in encinitas caWhile 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.

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General Oral Health

oral health examAfter 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 760-230-6638. If you’re a new patient, click here to learn more about our Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam for only $99!

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5-Star-Rated Dentist for Dental Cleanings near San Marcos, CA – Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book