3144 El Camino Real #103, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-9800

The Gold Standard in Dental Care.

High-Quality Dentistry

A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Dr. Shelton sets the bar high and isn’t fully satisfied until you are happy and smiling.

Exceptional Service

We believe in treating others how we like to be treated and foster trusting relationships that last a lifetime.

Multitude of Options

From routine checkups to the placement and restoration of dental implants and more, we aim to be your only stop.

Emergencies Welcome

Emergencies happen unexpectedly. When you are in discomfort or pain, Dr. Shelton will always fit you in.

Insurance Accepted

Insurance is important to our patients, and we are an in-network provider with several of the nation’s leading providers.

Exceptional Dental Experiences for Carlsbad Families

Looking for a family and cosmetic dentist who takes the time to get to know you and your oral health needs? Want to visit a dental practice where you feel like a welcomed member of the family and not an inconvenience? Look no further than Carlsbad’s own Polished General Dentistry. Dr. Megan Shelton and her caring dental team are passionate about offering your family an exceptional experience—each and every time you visit.

Meet Dr. Shelton

Our Patients Love Us

“So far everything has been great. My mouth doesn't feel weird and was never too sore. Dr Shelton and her team have been friendly and helpful throughout the process helping me schedule my appointments around work as well as keeping an eye on what my insurance will cover.” Jared A., Carlsbad, CA

“100% amazing, she lives up to the hype and deserves all the rave reviews she has and more. I can wholeheartedly vouch for her after finding myself with an unexpected dental emergency while in Carlsbad. She fixed everything and she and her staff went above and beyond getting me in on the same day and turning my bad day right around. The office is small and friendly. I felt very comfortable and welcome when I arrived.” Iman A., Los Angeles, CA

“If you are looking for an amazing dental experience, schedule an appointment with Dr. Megan Shelton. She and her staff are very pleasant and Dr. Shelton explains everything and helps you decide the best treatment plan for you and your budget. Her office is beautiful and the technology is state of the art. I trust her with all my dental needs.” Amy D., Oceanside, CA

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Routine Preventive
Dental Care & Advanced
Periodontal Therapy

Let the Polished General Dentistry team help you and your loved ones keep your whole, healthy, natural smile for a lifetime. We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, preventive, and general dentistry services to ensure patients receive conservative care through early diagnosis and careful treatment planning. If you’ve struggled to keep your oral health at its best due to gum disease, we offer advanced periodontal therapies to renew your smile. Schedule a checkup with our team to discover the difference of exceptional dental care.

Our Preventive Services About Periodontal Therapy

Restore Function
& Aesthetics with Crowns
& Bridges

Don’t settle for a smile that is broken or missing teeth. Let us renew your oral health and fill the gaps in your smile with dental crowns and fixed bridges. These durable restorations allow our team to preserve and protect healthy tooth structure following decay or damage. The process is simple, comfortable, and quick. We also offer a wide array of restorative treatments to repair even the most damaged smile to full function and flawless beauty.

About Crowns & Bridges Other Restorative options

Nighttime Grinding & Protect
Your Smile

Do you grind or clench your teeth at night? During the day? Many patients experience chronic nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, known as bruxism, from a young age. While this may seem like a relatively harmless habit, patients can actually experience a number of oral health issues as a result of untreated bruxism. Let us help you stop nighttime teeth grinding and protect your teeth from unnecessary wear with comfortable, custom-made nightguards.

About Bruxism Nightguards

Straighter Teeth
in Less Time with Invisalign®
Clear Braces

Ready to straighten your crooked or unevenly spaced smile, but not ready to commit to years with a mouth full of metal brackets and wires? Schedule an Invisalign® consultation with our Carlsbad, CA cosmetic dentist. Invisalign® uses a series of alignment trays to shift teeth into their ideal position over the course of about a year without the hassle of frequent, lengthy orthodontist appointments or changes to diet and oral hygiene. Best of all—they’re completely clear!

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Replace One
or Many Teeth with Modern
Dental Implants

Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, there’s a dental implant-retained tooth replacement option to meet your needs. This versatile, restorative treatment makes it possible for us to provide a more natural replacement solution as the entire tooth (roots and crowns) are replaced. Find out more during a dental implant consultation, or explore our variety of other tooth replacement solutions. Don’t hesitate to contact our team with questions any time.

About Dental Implants Other Replacement Options

Fix Imperfections
… Instantly! with Porcelain

Chips, stains, cracks, and gaps. Overtime, even the most careful patient can experience one or more of these signs of dental wear. The good news is: you don’t have to live with the smile flaws you see in the mirror every morning. Instead, let us conceal any number of cosmetic imperfections instantly with porcelain veneers. In just two short treatment visits, patients can completely transform even the most damaged teeth to picture-perfect smiles.

About Porcelain Veneers Other Cosmetic Options

We Take Your Insurance & Offer Financing

Let our knowledgeable dental team help you make the most of your dental insurance coverage. We’re here to answer questions, and process your claims quickly. We also offer flexible financing options through CareCredit.

Explore Your Options

If you don’t currently have dental insurance coverage, Polished General Dentistry has you covered with our in-office savings plan. Find out more about complimentary preventive dental care and discounts on advanced treatments.

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