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Autumn has just begun, Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner, so Christmas and the New Year can’t be far behind. What does this all mean? If you have a flexible spending account or FSA, then the money available in that account will likely vanish at the end of the year. Why leave money on the table as the saying goes? You can use the funds in a flexible spending account to treat or prevent dental disease. So, before you get too busy with holiday gatherings, schedule an appointment with Carmel dentist Dr. David Kristoff.

Dental Services from Your Carmel Dentist

An FSA covers a number of preventive and restorative dentistry services that are available from Carmel’s family dentist Dr. Kristoff. In compliance with FSA reimbursement rules laid out by the IRS, cosmetic dentistry treatments are not covered. Let’s take a look at some of the dental services your flex account would cover in our office.

Teeth Cleanings and Exams. They may be routine, but dental cleanings and exams are the primary way Dr. Kristoff and his team prevent dental and oral health problems. At these twice-yearly checkups, we don’t only clean your teeth—although that fresh mouth feeling is wonderful. We also use this time to carefully assess your overall oral health. The dentist and hygienist will look for early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. Finding any of these sooner rather than later is critical to maintaining good oral health and overall wellbeing.

Tooth-Colored Fillings. One of the most common dental health concerns is tooth decay and cavities. For years, a cavity had to be repaired with an amalgam or silver filling that always left a dark spot in your smile and caused tooth sensitivity in some patients. Now, however, Dr. Kristoff uses tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin material. These fillings not only match the color of the remaining tooth structure but also make that structure stronger. A tooth-colored filling bond with your tooth and even requires less drilling so more of the original tooth remains.

Crowns. For a tooth that is severely decayed, deeply cracked or damaged from injury, Dr. Kristoff may recommend a dental crown. True to its name, a crown completely covers the portion of a tooth that is visible—the crown. We offer same-day crowns with CEREC, an advanced dental technology that uses special computer software and an in-office milling unit to design and build your crown in just one appointment.

Call Our Office Today

If you have a flexible spending account, don’t lose the money that is rightfully yours. Contact the office of Carmel’s family dentist, Dr. Kristoff, to schedule all necessary dental work before the end of the year.