“I’m just here to do dentistry the right way.”

– Dr. R. Todd Krueger, DMD

We have more than 20 years of experience in dental care!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Dental Questions in Lincoln Illinois

Do you have a question regarding one of our dental services or insurance processes? We have provided a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions so that you don’t have to wait for excellent dental service! At Smiles on the Square, our patients are our number one priority. If you have any additional questions that were not included below, please call our office at (217) 651-8663 and we’d be happy to help.

Do you accept my dental insurance?

Although we are not in-network with any dental insurances, we are allowed to submit it to your insurance. However, we do not accept the medical card.

Will you submit to my insurance or do I have to pay upfront?

We will submit to your insurance for you. We also can get treatment preauthorized for you.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! We are accepting new patients. Due to our busy schedule, you may want to schedule soon if you have a desired day and time in mind.

What will my first appointment be like?

Don’t worry!  There are a lot of people that fear the dentist. Dr. Krueger and his staff will make you always feel welcomed and comfortable. Initially, you will get an exam, radiographs, and cleaning.

What if I need to take a premedication before dental procedures?

If you are required to take a premedication before any dental procedure, you will need to get it through your primary care physician the first time before we see you as a patient. As a current patient, we can prescribe and call it in for you.

Why should I go to the dentist regularly?

As long as you do not have severe dental issues, you should not have to see the dentist more than twice a year for semi-annual teeth cleanings. If you have any tooth or jaw pain it is always recommended to call your local dentist’s office to prevent any further damage that may be taking place.

How long will the results of my teeth whitening last?

The length of your teeth whitening service depends on your lifestyle! Do you have a few cups of coffee every morning? Do you smoke? These all play a factor in how long your teeth whitening service will last. For the most part, a teeth whitening can last up to a few years with slow fading over time. If you need a touch-up service, call our office at (217) 651-8663.

How long do dental crowns last?

Generally, dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years without needing to be fixed or replaced. The lifespan of a crown depends on your lifestyle, oral hygiene practices, and habits including grinding your teeth or biting your nails.