Use flexible spending for your dental needs

Did you know 44% of dental care expenses are paid out-of-pocket?

YIKES! That can add up quickly!

A Flexible Spending account could help you reduce your out-of-pocket dental costs because it lets you pay for medical expenses that your insurance plan doesn’t cover with pre-tax dollars.

For dental visits this includes any expenses that you might have for crowns, bridges, implants, X-rays, cleanings, visits, fillings, extractions, occlusions, gum treatments, oral surgery, orthodontics, or TMJ related treatments.

So, if you find yourself paying for things like co-pays, deductibles, or medications you might end up paying less with pre-tax dollars that you’ve set aside in your Flexible Spending account.

Talk with your accountant to determine if a Flexible Spending account makes sense for your financial situation, and if your employer offers Flexible Spending plans, or if you already have one, be sure you’re thinking about your dental care when you planning your contribution amounts.

Include all (or most) of your expected dental expenses into your deductions, and not only will you have something more to smile about next year, but you’ll be smiling your best when you take your dental costs into account, too!