If you still have money in your HSA account that needs to be used before the end of the year, you might consider using it to improve your smile. HSA money can be used towards annual dental checkups. Routine dental procedures to cover expenses to prevent and alleviate dental disease always qualify as eligible HSA expenses.

Generally, cosmetic dentistry does not qualify under HSA rules, but there are some exceptions

  • Dental implants since the procedures restore function to missing teeth: mastication (cutting, mixing, and grinding ingested food).
  • Sometimes dental veneers if they are necessary to alleviate dental disease or restore function rather than cosmetic to improve appearance
  • Sometimes tooth whitening if it is to remove stains caused by prescription medications

There are only a few weeks left this year, so if you think you’d like to put your extra HSA money towards a great smile, call us for an appointment today!