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Dental Cleanings in Encinitas, CA

Stop Dental Issues Before They Start With Regular Teeth Cleanings

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 every six months. During each routine exam and dental cleaning with our Encinitas dentists and hygienists, we identify any problems while they are still small and 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, a complete oral exam with x-rays, 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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Your First Visit With Our Encinitas Dentists

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, one of our Encinitas dentists 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.

Dental Cleaning

While brushing and flossing are important factors in maintaining a healthy smile, they aren’t the only steps necessary to improve 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 dentists will perform 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 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.

Oral Health Exam

After your dental cleaning in Encinitas, CA, one of our dentists 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. Our 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, our 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 dentists in Encinitas, CA, 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!

Encinitas Dentist for Teeth Cleanings, Pain-Free Dental Care, Gum Treatment, Dentures, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Teeth Whitening, Veneers, & More – 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