Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Use Your Dental Expenses As A Tax Deduction!

With Tax Season right around the corner, people often find themselves scrambling to get their receipts together and in order, to get their taxes done. Did you know that the IRS allows for Medical and Dental expenses to be used as a deduction? That's right! So dig out those medical/dental receipts as well! The links I've provided below will give the guidelines as what may be used as a deduction. Offers up some useful insight as to what is allowed for Medical/Dental tax deductions, in layman's terms. Is the actual IRS rules for using Medical/Dental expenses for tax deductions.

For those of you out there that are eligible, I hope this helps you out a bit! Wishing you a stress-free tax season!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Veneers Can Be Used To Cover Tetracycline Stains

Many, many years ago..........the baby boomers will remember this.......the antibiotic Tetracycline was widely used to treat a variety of ailments in children as well as adults. It is still used today for more specific diseases but more is known now about the effects of the drug on permanent teeth of children in their formative years. Tetracycline has been known to cause a staining of the teeth in children whose teeth are in the formative stages. It attacks the teeth from the inside, and the discoloration begins before the tooth is completely formed. The stain then becomes encased in the tooth. These stains can range from very light to a very dark brownish gray color. Until recent advances in dentistry became available, the procedures to mask the stains included bleaching, which was essentially ineffective because the tooth is discolored on the inside as well as the outside, or placing a porcelain crown, which involved grinding the actual tooth and fitting a crown over it to cover them. In many cases, the dark portion of the tooth would still show through the crown. The newest and most effective procedure in dentistry by far is the porcelain veneer. Here is an article including some before and after pictures of people with tetracycline stains who have opted for the veneers. They are a bit pricey, but worth the cost when you see how easy it is and the end result. Amazing!

Monday, February 1, 2010

What 2 Minutes Can Do For Our Soldiers

At times, my insomniac nature beams through and I find myself perusing the Internet researching random things. I came across this website by mere accident, but it was a wonderful thing to stumble upon.

Xerox has this website designed specifically to show our gratitude to our Troops overseas. Once at the website, you have the ability to pick out a card, add your greeting, name and location. Xerox will print it off and mail it to a recipient currently serving overseas. You're not able to pick out who will receive it, but it is guaranteed to be sent to someone who is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Wouldn't it we wonderful if our soldiers received a bunch of these awesome cards? Whether you're for or against the war, have served or have loved ones serving, our guys and girls serving our country over seas need to know we are behind them.

Please take your spare 2 minutes to say thank you. It's just one more way to change lives, one smile at a time.

Savon Can Help When Your Dental Benefits Are Exhausted

That's right! For those of you who carry a dental HMO or PPO, you probably already know that you have an annual maximum of benefits every year. In most cases, if you're in good dental health, those benefits are sufficient enough to cover your routine cleanings, exams and the occasional fillings. But what happens if you need more dental work? The frustration of trying to schedule your treatment to coincide with the renewal of dental benefits can be exhausting an in a lot of cases a deterrent to patients scheduling extensive dental treatments.

Enter...Savon Dental Plan. Savon is an affordable discount dental plan that offers its members discounts up to 50% off their dental treatment. Memberships start as low as $49 a year! With benefits such as no waiting periods, no limitations, no exclusions and a steadily growing nationwide network of dentists, Savon can pick up where your dental benefits run out. Since there are no claim forms to be filed with Savon Dental Plan, your dental savings are immediate!

If you would like more information on how Savon can SAVE for you, please visit our website at or call our Customer Care Team at 1-800-809-3494! We would be more than happy to assist you in any way. Don't wait for a toothache, your smile savings are only one call to Savon away!!