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Dental Cleanings

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

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.

Are cleanings covered by insurance?

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.

How often should I see the dentist?

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.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

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.


Is ClearCorrect right for me?

Because they can be removed, ClearCorrect aligners require a strong commitment to consistent wear and are best suited for older, responsible teens and adults. Diligence wearing your clear aligners for the specified time will help ensure the results you want within a reasonable timeframe.

Can teens get ClearCorrect?

You can keep your child’s smile on track with ClearCorrect! Dr. Lesueur may recommend ClearCorrect to straighten your teen’s teeth without the need for brackets and wires. Because ClearCorrect is nearly invisible during use, your teen can achieve a straighter, healthier smile with improved confidence.

How long does ClearCorrect take?

In many cases, patients will begin to see results in as little as 6-8 months. Most patients complete treatment in 12-24 months, depending on their unique orthodontic needs. Dr. Lesueur will provide you with a complete roadmap for your treatment and let you know what to expect before you receive your first aligners.

Does insurance cover ClearCorrect?

In most cases, yes. Many major dental insurance plans cover ClearCorrect treatment the same way they cover braces. Depending on your coverage, your insurance may cover up to 50% of your ClearCorrect treatment. Our team will help you understand your insurance coverage and maximize your benefits.

How much does ClearCorrect cost?

While your treatment costs will depend on your unique needs, ClearCorrect is very affordable for patients and their families. The cost of your ClearCorrect treatment is comparable to traditional braces in most cases. Lesueur Family Dental strives to offer affordable, accessible orthodontic care that meets your treatment needs and budget.

Teeth Whitening

Why are my teeth stained?

Over time, your teeth can become dull or yellowed. Coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and chocolate can dull your tooth enamel, leaving your smile looking less attractive.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

While the total cost of treatment depends on your unique treatment needs and goals, professional teeth whitening is a cost-effective way to brighten your smile. Buying over-the-counter treatments like toothpastes, rinses, and whitening strips adds up over time. Worse yet, you have to use them repeatedly for weeks or even months at a time to see any consistent whitening effective. With professional whitening, you can see instant results in an hour or less.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, it is. We use the highest quality whitening formulas available for safety and consistency, offering professional strength amorphous calcium phosphate to protect your enamel, improve its natural luster, and reduce sensitivity.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

You may experience temporary sensitivity in your teeth while whitening. We have specific strategies for you to use and will customize the product and method to help you have a comfortable and safe whitening experience.


Do I need to see an emergency dentist?

It’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible when you experience a dental injury, infection, or other emergency condition. Delaying care will prolong your symptoms, and may even cause your condition to worsen. Be sure to seek assistance from a trained dental professional as soon as possible.

Is an emergency dental exam expensive?

The total cost of your treatment will depend on your case and unique needs. That said, we do everything we can to offer affordable dental care at transparent prices, including all emergency services. We also offer flexible financing options to help you cover all out-of-pocket expenses.

Can you see me today?

We do everything we can to see you! That’s why we try to fit in same-day appointments to get you in as quickly as possible. Walk-ins are accepted as scheduling permits. We can’t guarantee appointment times, so be sure to call us in case of an accident or emergency.

Should I go to the ER for a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can sometimes be frightening and we understand your first instinct may be to go to the hospital. But unless you’re experiencing severe symptoms of uncontrolled bleeding or swelling, you should contact your local dentist right away.


Are veneers permanent?

Yes, veneers are considered a permanent procedure. They need a thin layer of enamel to be removed from your teeth prior to placement and are bonded to the remaining tooth structure. For this reason, only a trained dental professional can make repairs or adjustments to your veneers, otherwise you could damage your teeth.

How long do veneers last?

The lifespan of your veneer depends on the type you choose, and your veneers will eventually need to be repaired or replaced just like any other dental work. A set of porcelain veneers typically lasts 15 years or more, which is why we provide this option to our patients looking for lasting results.

Do veneers hurt?

Generally, no. Veneers are a minimally invasive treatment option and doesn’t cause pain. Patients who receive 2-4 veneers typically experience no discomfort during their treatment experience. However, patients who receive eight or more veneers may experience some sensitivity or tenderness in their gums following their procedure. Your dentist will administer local anesthetic or sedation as needed to ensure your comfort.

How long does it take to get veneers?

On average, you can expect the process of getting your veneers to take 3-4 weeks. You’ll visit our office 2-3 times during this time, from your initial consultation to the final fitting and application.

What kind of veneers can I get?

Dr. Lesuer offers high-quality porcelain veneers. Porcelain is chosen for its strength, durability, and lifelike appearance. It closely matches the natural qualities of enamel to ensure a beautiful smile makeover.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants made out of?

Implants are made out of biocompatible titanium. We select this material because it fuses with the surrounding jawbone tissue to stimulate bone growth. This helps provide durability and stability to your implant, as well as helping to replace bone tissue that may have been damaged or lost.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes, we offer sedation to patients undergoing implant surgery. This ensures a painless and relaxing experience, as well as helping ease any anxiety prior to your procedure.

How many appointments will it take to get dental implants?

You can expect to visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial free consultation, treatment planning, implant surgery, artificial tooth placement, and follow-ups to check on your progress.

Are dental implants expensive?

We know the cost of dental implants is an important part of creating a complete plan that works for you. The cost of dental implant services involves several critical factors unique to each patient. A fee quoted without careful evaluation and treatment planning may not only be incomplete, but doesn't consider what's best for your mouth as an individual. Dr. Lesueur customizes your treatment plan after careful evaluation of your current oral conditions, needs, wants, and budget.

Do dental implants hurt?

Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Some swelling, bleeding, and discomfort following the procedure are natural and will pass within a few days. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions provided to you by Dr. Lesueur to ensure a comfortable recovery.

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