Dr. Gregory McElroy is a Dentist practicing in Encinitas, CA. Dr. McElroy specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
Georgetown University Dental School 1990
Dr. Dr. Gregory Allen McElroy's Expert Contributions
Yes. Each situation is unique and should be evaluated by your dentist. READ MORE
Lower anteriors should loosen between 4-6 years old. Greg McElroy, DDS READ MORE
Yes, ASAP. Greg McElroy, DDS READ MORE
Yes, coffee, tea, and other colored liquids can and will darken the teeth. You should have a professional cleaning and possibly a professional whitening procedure of your teeth. Greg McElroy, DDS READ MORE
A cavity in deciduous teeth will not affect the adult dentition. Cavities that caused the baby tooth to be puller and/or missing will affect the future alignment of the adult teeth. READ MORE
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Smile direct is unsupervised and at your own risk. Invisalign is performed by a professional and will have a much better outcome. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Diplomat 2019 International Dental Implant Association
- American Dental Society, California Dental Society, San Diego Dental Society
- International Dental Implant Association
Dr. Dr. Gregory Allen McElroy's Practice location
Encinitas, CA 92024Get Direction
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According to a new study published in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice, the main ingredient in candy, may help to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Teeth protection is provided by the compounds found in the dried root of licorice plant. Chinese licorice, found in northern mainland...
- Gum Disease is Common in Pot Smokers
A new study published in, The Journal of American Medical Association, reports that pot use is associated with gum disease. This disease, considered to be a disease due to aging, was very common among people who smoke marijuana. The result remained the same even after accounting for all other...
- Metal Taste in Mouth
Why does my mouth taste like metal?The perception of a metallic taste in the mouth is a symptom that can be found for several reasons. In some cases, this aftertaste depends on mild and transient conditions, sometimes it may be the warning of some more serious pathologies.Among the possible causes:...
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Teeth can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. However, different factors can influence the appearance and quality of your teeth over time. Chips, fractures, and broken teethChipping and fracturing teeth occurs when one bites on something very hard, like a popcorn kernel or stale bread....
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