My Tricare Retiree Dental Program ended. What are my options?
If you’re a military retiree looking for alternatives to replace your Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), you’re not alone. The government announced an end to the program beginning Dec. 31, which has a lot of people wondering what their options are.
The bigger the network, the better for your business
When it comes to your business, the bigger dental network you have, the better. With a larger network size, your employees have a greater selection of dentists to choose from, which means lower cost for your and better convenience for your employees.
A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients
Did you know that typical Thanksgiving meals are packed with mouth-friendly nutrients? Here’s where they’re hiding
Vegan diets and oral health
A vegan diet is proven to be safe, although it may have some unintended consequences for oral health. According to the American Dietetic Association, nearly anyone can live a healthy life without meat, but giving up traditional sources of nutrients can increase the risk for gum disease.
Discount plan? Dental insurance? What’s the difference?
If you’ve been to your dentist recently, you may have seen advertisements for an in-house dental plan or discount plan. Are you wondering how that differs from your dental insurance?
Five ancient practices that will make you grateful for modern dentistry
Dentistry has been around in some form or another for thousands of years. From embedding precious stones in teeth to brushing with hog hair, people have been (attempting to) care for and bedazzle their teeth for centuries. Many practices from the past range from bizarre to downright disgusting. Below are five ancient dental practices that will make you thankful you’re visiting the dentist in the 21st century:
Use it or lose it: Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be applied for dental!
The end of the year is near, and if you have a flexible spending account, you’re coming up on your use it or lose it date! Did you know that your FSA can be used toward some dental expenses? Here’s an example of what’s covered:
Eating and drinking to promote healthy gums
Nutrition is vital for your entire body – including your gums! In recognition of Good Nutrition Month, take a moment this November to learn which nutrients help prevent gum disease.
Diabetes and oral health: The connection
Anything from measles to cancer, blood diseases to bulimia can be detected in the mouth. In fact, for many years, associations have been reported between the health of the mouth and medical conditions. One such association is with diabetes and periodontal disease (also known as gum disease).