Generally, you should expect to schedule dental cleanings every six months, or twice yearly. This will keep your teeth free of plaque and help prevent many common dental concerns.
For most patients, yes. Preventive visits, such as checkups, cleanings, and X-rays, are typically covered 100% by your dental insurance plan. That means you won’t pay anything out of pocket. However, periodontal cleanings (commonly known as “deep cleanings”) to help treat gum disease are not considered regular preventive cleanings and may only be covered in part by your insurance. We will confirm your dental benefits and help you understand the benefits you’re owed during your visit.
Preventive care is the foundation of good oral health. That’s why regular visits are important. You should expect to see the dentist every six months to check the health of your teeth and gums, but Dr. Lesueur will provide you with treatment recommendations as needed to address issues as they arise.
Generally, no, dental checkups and cleanings are quite comfortable procedures. Our team uses their years of skill and a gentle, patient approach to make sure your experience is relaxing and painless. If you have periodontal (gum) disease, you may experience some tenderness during your cleaning. However, we will do everything we can to make you feel comfortable.