FSA-eligible expenses: dental care

It's said to be one of the first things people notice when they first meet: a smile. Not only does a smile convey your mood, but maintaining those pearly whites is vital throughout your life.

February marks National Children's Dental Health Month and you may be wondering if your dental care is an FSA-eligible expense.

Dental procedures are covered under your FSA as long as they are medically necessary. Cosmetic treatments (teeth whitening, for instance) are not included.

What's Covered?

- A regular visit to your dentist for preventative care including cleanings, fluoride treatments or even fillings.

- More complicated oral surgery procedures: dental reconstruction, root canals, implants and tooth removal.

-Co-pays.

- Implants, dentures, bridges, and occlusal guards to prevent teeth grinding.

- Orthodontia*: some FSAs have specific guidelines about coverage for orthodontia. Check with your benefits administrator what's covered.

- Periodontics - or the treatment of gum disease such as gingivitis.

Find a dentist or other dental care professional near you through our FSA Eligible Services database. Contact your FSA provider about what coverage applies to your specific FSA.

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