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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).

September is Healthy Aging Month

Did you know that gum disease – and not the aging process – is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults?

Oral and overall health – get the connection

Your dental health is part of a bigger picture: whole-body wellness.

Game plan for healthy teeth

To win the dental health game, it’s important to understand the players and the field. Proper hygiene, diet and lifestyle are all key components of your oral health.

5 reasons to floss every day

You know brushing twice a day is important. But do you floss? And, no, twice a month doesn’t count. Here’s why you shouldn’t write off this essential step.

Go for a green dental routine

Make Earth Day every day. Incorporate these tips into your daily life so you can enjoy a healthier mouth and planet.

Oral cancer: What you need to know

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, accounting for 30,000 newly diagnosed cases each year – and 8,000 deaths.

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.

5 summer tips for healthy teeth

This summer, stay hydrated and healthy. But think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay.

Recipe: Frozen fruit pops

This refreshing snack can keep you cool on a summer day, with no sugar added! Plus, it’s easy to make at home.

Healthy smile, healthy you: The importance of oral health

Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive – they can also tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be at risk for chronic disease.

How your dentist can help diagnose the causes of your headaches

Regular visits to your dentist can involve much more than just checking for cavities and practicing how to floss.

How seasonal allergies can affect your oral health

Here’s what to look out for and how to protect your mouth.

5 summer sports that require mouthguards

Although high-contact sports, such as football and basketball, typically come to mind when we think of mouthguards, pearly whites need protection during warm-weather sports as well.

Go for a green dental routine

Make Earth Day every day. Incorporate these tips into your daily life so you can enjoy a healthier mouth and planet.

Oral cancer: What you need to know

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, accounting for 30,000 newly diagnosed cases each year – and 8,000 deaths.

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.

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