Our compassionate, experienced San Marcos pediatric dentist loves to work with children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. We understand that kids have unique dental needs, and we take our responsibility seriously when you choose to entrust us with your child’s dental health. Dr. McElroy has significant expertise with pediatric dentistry, which he combines with state-of-the-art dental technology to ensure that your child’s developing mouth receives the necessary attention and care.
We also prioritize your child’s emotional comfort during every dental visit. We know that early visits to the dentist can strongly affect your child’s relationship with dental providers for the rest of their life. Our providers will never try to push kids; our goal is to make their appointments pleasant and fun for a positive lifelong relationship with dental care!
Learn more about children’s dental care below.
First, we encourage you to bring your young child with you to your own routine dental visit. This allows them to see you feeling comfortable at your visit. It also lets them become acquainted with our team and office.
As for your child, our pediatric dentist advises that you bring them for their first visit between 24 months and 3 years of age. At this age, we can easily start to keep track of the growth and development of your child’s teeth.
Your child’s first visit will be an opportunity to develop a sense of safety and comfort with Dr. McElroy and our team. Our team will smile and laugh with your child while we introduce them to the basic sights and sounds of our office.
Did you know that the dentist’s chair can feel as fun as a trip to the amusement park? With our children’s dental hygienist, you won’t doubt it! Her captivating energy and sincere love for kids will have your child looking forward to their next visit with excitement.
Call our dental office at 760.621.8700 or click here to schedule your child’s “Big Grins First Visit” at our office. We look forward to helping your child on their path to a lifetime of great dental health!
Our dentist is trained to identify early orthodontic issues and automatically looks for any potential developmental problems during your child’s regular dental exams. If we find crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or issues with the palate, or if you have any concerns of your own, we are happy to recommend and refer you to an experienced and reputable orthodontist. Our dentist has developed relationships with top-rated, excellent orthodontists in the area. We can help you choose the best orthodontist to meet the needs and temperament of your child.
To schedule your child’s next dental health exam and teeth cleaning, call our pediatric dental office at 760.621.8700. To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
Our 5-Star-Rated San Marcos Pediatric Dentist Provides Experienced & Enjoyable Dentistry for Children, Including Dental Cleanings, Sealants & Orthodontic Recommendations – Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Ranco Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA