Use Your Flex Spending Dollars on Dental Care Before the Year Ends!
As the year 2022 is slowly coming to a close and the holidays approach, it can be easy to forget about making sure you have used all of your dental benefits as well as the money you have paid into your flexible spending account (FSA). With so much else to think about during this busy part of the year, making sure you have taken full advantage of these invaluable benefits might be the last thing on your mind!
While dental insurance coverage and a tax-advantaged FSA are a great ways to be sure you can get the dental care you and family need, they are both annual benefits. That means that if you don’t use all of funds available to you within the calendar year, you risk losing them!
Both dental insurance and FSA funds can be used for a wide range of dental care options. Here are some of the ways you can use your dental insurance benefits and FSA dollars to ensure a healthy smile before the end of the year:
- Preventive Care and Fluoride Treatments
Bi-annual oral health care check-ups are the most important thing you can do to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. If you are due (or overdue!) for a regular cleaning and exam, these visits are usually included in your dental insurance plan and you can use your FSA account to cover the costs of your dental insurance co-pays!
Even if you diligently follow a regular home oral health care routine, cavities sometimes happen. Make sure that small cavity doesn’t turn into a bigger dental problem by using your all of your dental benefits for protective fillings before the end of the year!
- Orthodontic Treatment
If corrective orthodontic treatment has been recommended for you or your child, you can use your FSA to cover or of
fset the cost of braces. Your FSA may even cover the cost of Invisalign clear aligners for certain types of treatments, like malocclusion correction.
- Root Canals and Dental Implants
Often dental insurance often does not cover the complete costs of dental surgeries, like root canals or dental implants. Using your FSA funds to cover gaps in dental insurance coverage for more intensive dental treatments is a smart investment in the long-term health of your smile.
- Periodontal Care
If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, more frequent cleanings and exams help ensure that your gums stay healthy. You can be sure you are getting the extra protective care you require by using your maximum dental insurance benefits or your FSA dollars to cover the cost of periodontal care.
As a multispecialty dental practice, BDS can cover all of your dental care needs and help ensure you don’t leave dental benefits or
FSA funds on the table. From pediatric dentistry to orthodontics to dental surgeries and periodontal care, we are committed to meeting all of your dental care needs!
Before you roast the turkey and string the lights, make maximizing your dental insurance benefits and FSA dollars a year-end priority! Call our office today to schedule a dental care appointment!