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How many teeth cleanings can you receive annually under a retired military dental plan?

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The Tricare Retiree Dental Program allows for two teeth cleanings within a 12-month period; the 12-month period starts on the date of the first cleaning and doesn't follow the calendar year, explains TRDP. Tricare is the health care program for U.S. military members, according to the organization's website.

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As of 2016, Tricare pays 100 percent of the cost of all preventative dental services, including teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments, reports the TRDP website. It also pays in full for a complete set of dental X-rays every 48 months and for dental accidents. Tricare pays 80 percent of the cost for fillings and emergency pain services, and it pays 60 percent of the cost of root canals, gum treatments and extractions.

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