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Diet, diabetes and tooth decay

If you are one of the 16 million Americans with diabetes, you’re probably aware that the disease can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body.

Are you allergic to the dentist? Allergies to watch out for

Allergic reactions to latex, anesthesia or even certain metals — which may be used in fillings, retainers or partial dentures — are all important to mention.

American Heart Month: Keeping your heart healthy with better oral care

Claiming around 610,000 lives each year, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. Did you know that research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums?

Does your dentist know what’s in your medicine cabinet?

If you use over-the-counter or prescription medications, it’s important to let your dentist know.

New year, new you: New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile

Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions improving your dental health?

Give the gift of great oral health

It may be tradition to stuff stockings with candy and sweet treats, but it’s not much of a gift for your loved ones’ teeth. We’ve rounded up 10 great gift ideas that are fun and cavity-free.

Annual premium rate change effective January 1, 2018

On January 1, 2018, the annual TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) premium adjustment will go into effect. The new monthly premium rates for the next TRDP contract year are effective through December 31, 2018.

2019 TRDP transition to FEDVIP

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the TRDP will be replaced by the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) which offers dental benefits comparable to the TRDP and a choice of ten dental carriers, including Delta Dental.

Seven vitamins and minerals your mouth needs no matter the season

The holidays are quickly approaching and you’ll soon be with your loved ones, surrounded by delicious treats. Although you’ve been waiting all year, it’s still important to make sure your diet features some key ingredients. These nutritional building blocks are essential for your dental health.

Tips and tricks for avoiding scary Halloween treats

Read these quick tips to save your family from the ghosts and goblins of tooth decay.

Spooky-licious Pumpkin Soup

This warm soup is the perfect dish to fill you up on a cold eerie October evening. Boo!

Can adults wear braces? The answer is YES!

Braces aren’t just for teenagers — it’s never too late to improve your dental health and beautify your smile.

Healthy Aging Month: How to keep your smile for life

The majority of baby boomers will maintain their natural teeth over their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sports mouthguards help prevent oral injuries

Keeping your smile protected doesn’t end with a visit to the dentist and good oral hygiene.

Start the school year with a smile: 3 back-to-school tips

It’s the start of a new school year, and your kids are set with new clothes and school supplies. But don’t forget about oral health!

We heard you! A new processing policy makes it easier to remember your cleanings & exams

You asked, and we listened. As of June 1, 2017, we changed the way we process your annual cleanings and exams.

Can swimming hurt your teeth?

Unlike boxing or football, swimming doesn’t usually have a bad reputation with dentists. But spending too much time in the pool or ocean can affect your mouth. Here’s how.

3-in-a calendar year cleanings help TRDP diabetics practice good oral hygiene

With its emphasis on diagnostic and preventive care, the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) can help enrollees avoid the risk of gum disease and other health issues associated with diabetes.

FAQ: How many cleanings per year are covered under the TRDP?

We’ve got the answer for you—and explain it in easy-to-understand terms.

Oral Health Oral Health

Our SmileWay Wellness program has information about oral health to help create added value from our dental insurance.

Visit our Wellness Site


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