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Use it or Lose it! – Dental Insurance Benefits

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You’re probably wondering what does, “use it before you lose it” mean. Did you know that at the end of the year any dental benefits you have not used are wiped away and your insurance benefits for the new year kick in? Which means you may be throwing away hundreds of dollars every year! By using all or as much of your dental benefits before the new year, you can be saving your family money. You never know if your child will need the whole of your benefits with unforeseen procedures, like a fractured tooth in the playground in the following year.

There are some dental insurances that run on a fiscal year, but the majority of dental insurances run on a calendar year. Which means that on January 1 any dental benefits you had on December 31 gets reset, very few plans roll over those benefits.

If you have a calendar year plan, you should call our office and we can work with you and your dental insurance in order to maximize your benefits.

We know you have a ton of activities to coordinate every day. We’re here to help you be able to squeeze in that dental appointment smoothly!

Call and talk with Laura they can guide you how to maximize your dental benefits before they expire December 31.

Book now online! Call our office at 813-365-3552 to make your appointment today!

Reminder: Christmas week office hours: 12/22 closed through 1/1.

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A Holiday Message from Dr. DeLuca

Thank you for being an Impeccable Smiles patient. We are honored to take care of your smile and health all year. Our team appreciates each of our patients and looks forward to providing excellent dental care in 2024!

From our family to your Merry Christmas, have a healthy, happy new year! See you in 2024!

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“If someone told me, this office goes above and beyond when you book an appt. Until you left the office, I would not have believed it, but It’s true. An amazing staff full of knowledge and expertise which I was glad to share on Facebook. Impeccable is the best Dental office I’ve visited in 22 years. Friendly, kind, respectful, experienced and accommodating. Excited for my next visit. Thankful!”

– Debi Reichgelt

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Victorian Christmas Stroll

November 24, 2023 – December 23, 2023
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

Holiday Market

December 2, 2023
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Midtown Tampa
3659 Midtown Dr, Tampa

Holiday Market at Tampa Premium Outlets

December 9-10
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tampa Premium Outlets
2300 Grand Cypress Dr, Lutz

Jingle Bell Run

December 10, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
George M. Steinbrenner Field
1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa

Acu-Yoga Experience

December 30
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Calm Collective – a yoga spa
18474 US-41, Lutz, FL 33549

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National Handwashing Awareness Week- December 7-15

Hanukkah- December 18-26

Christmas- December 25

New Year’s Eve- December 31

Kwanzaa- December 26-January 1

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Important Patient Notice!

Effective January 1, 2024, Impeccable Smiles will have a credit card fee of 2.85% on all transactions. We are implementing this so we don’t have to raise our patient service price.

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December 7-15 is observed as National Handwashing Awareness Week.

According to the CDC, keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.

Making a habit of good hand hygiene is an easy, effective way to prevent infections and sicknesses. If you’re someone that chooses to skip the handwashing once in a while, read these mind-blowing statistics and you might think again next time!

  • 80% of communicable diseases can be transferred by touch (person-to-person contact).
  • Washing your hands a few times a day can reduce diarrhea rates by 40%.
  • Touching your face with dirty hands spreads sicknesses pneumonia, a cold, and the flu.
  • Pneumonia is the number one cause of childhood death, and is preventable by regular handwashing.
  • The two most important times to wash your hands are before and after preparing food, and after going to the bathroom.

Tis the season for healthy teeth!

Here are some tips for healthy teeth during the holidays:

Brush and floss: Brush in the morning and evening, and floss after brushing at night.

Drink water: Water helps keep you hydrated and contains fluoride to fight tooth decay.

Eat healthy snacks: Choose crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, and celery. Cheese is also a good option.

Limit sugary snacks: Avoid hard candies, chewy treats, and soda.

Use a straw: Use a straw for sugary or acidic drinks.

Take care of your teeth: See your dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least once a year.

Book now online! Call our office at 813-365-3552 to make your appointment today!