By Buddy Blouin

Being in the military comes with a host of benefits. Active duty members, members of the National Guard, those serving in the Reserves, and their families have access to TRICARE for their healthcare needs. However, military families may notice that TRICARE alone may not be enough. Military dental benefits for kids and all members of your household are available thanks to the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP). Understanding how the TDP works can help your children receive proper dental care at an affordable cost.

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Military Dental Benefits for Kids Available Through TRICARE

Military dental benefits for kids can help you cover a range of expenses and are available through the TRICARE Dental Program. Here’s how enrollment in the TDP works:

  • You have two options and must enroll for at least 12 months of coverage. After this period you can enroll on a month-to-month basis. Though some exceptions may apply.
  • There are single-person plans and family plans for two or more people to receive coverage. Please note that family plans require everyone to enroll except children under one-year-old, family members living in multiple locations, and members who need special medical care.

Note that enrollment can work differently for those in the Reserves or National Guard, however, options still remain available.

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Does TRICARE Cover Dental X-Rays for Kids?

If you and your children are enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program, then yes, you can cover the cost of your children’s X-rays. However, this is just one of the many dental procedures that your benefits will cover, including the following:

  • Braces and Other Orthodontic Procedures
  • Cleanings
  • Diabetic Services
  • Exams
  • Extra Dental Care for Pregnant Women
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Oral and Gum Surgeries
  • Root Canals
  • Tooth Extractions

There are additional benefits available, including specialized dental care, but you’ll need to get approval before such services can be covered.

Get More Out of Your Military Dental Benefits for Kids in San Diego

It’s no secret that San Diego is one of the most illustrious military communities anywhere in the United States. If you’re a military family in need of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, The Super Dentists is ready to take care of your needs.

Going to the dentist can be stressful for kids, teens and adults alike, however, The Super Dentists offers a fun-first approach at all of its six locations. Best of all, their well-trained staff are equipped with the latest and greatest dental care equipment available.

The TDP can help you cover costs, and The Super Dentists continue to show their military support with a discount for out-of-pocket expenses. There are also teen and adult dental services available with the same level of elite care for the whole family.

Get the most out of your military dental benefits for your kids and teens no matter where you serve in San Diego. Contact The Super Dentists by calling or texting 1 (855) GO SUPER (467-8737) or book an appointment online.

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This article is the result of a paid collaboration with The Super Dentists.



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