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    And he took the high option plan!!!!!!
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    I know you're just having fun but . . . pay for your own dental care. Catastrophic care is one thing but dental, optical, you're on your own.
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    Why? Many physical ailments start out as problems in the teeth and gums. Under a nationalized healthcare system, why wouldn't dental be covered as preventative care?
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    I'm guessing that guy in the pic doesn't floss enough.:p
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    Well if he decided to start he could use clothes line.
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    Looks a little like Brett Favre, don't it????



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    Every time I go to a f-cking dentist I get in trouble, nytg
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    Every freaking trip to the dentist I have a cavity ... or 2. Don't drink soda, or chew candy, or gum ... go figure. I'm gonna look like that dude soon.
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    Many medicines are indirectly responsible. They cause xerostomia,(dry mouth) which reduces the level of saliva that essentially washes away the bacteria responsible for decay and perio disease. With no saliva, your risk factors rise....
    As for the dental insurance, pray that they don't include it in health care reform.. Insurance companies love dental insurance because their liability is capped (no pun) at the limits of the plan (usually $1000-$2000 per year) Anything above that and you're on your own. The problem is that many of these plans had $1000 limits when they were started in the 70's and haven't been adjusted for inflation.
    The dental market is primarily a PPO model with patients paying less at participating dentists than by going outside the network. Companies can write policies across state lines and it's very competitive for employers and usually is cheap for them to provide it. The DMO model (dental HMO) is usually limited to large clinics hiring new grads or foreign-trained grads in states where it's allowed and they get paid a small fee monthly whether you see them or not...It's in their interest NOT to see you (they are getting paid anyhow) or find procedures that aren't covered. This is a small percentage of the dental market for obvious reasons. Companies that purchase this option often go to the PPO (preferred provider option) and 6 months or a year of dissatisfied employees and minimal savings for the employer.
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    You can take care of yourself. Cancer, heart attacks, strokes, can be caused by lifestyle but often they just happen - plus they're orders of magnitude more expensive. Covering dental work, and the like, is how these programs get out of control with cost.

    Got a problem with your teeth and gums - brush your damn teeth.
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    When i was a kid i practically live in the dentist office. And what did the family dentist give me as a reward for being a good patient.......2-3 lolly pops.

    I think he was makeing sure that his future would be secure.
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    Sad, the result of dental care in Lithuania. :D
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    LOL

    I'm not in favor of nationalized healthcare. Just saying, if we end up with it, dental should most certainly be covered under preventative care.
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    It absolutely should not. You can prevent dental problems yourself with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Real preventative care is, for example, colonoscopies for those with a family history of colon cancer.
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    :rofl: ...... :eat3:

    Seriously ... growing up in my circle of 4 friends one of the kids was 1/2 Lithuanian. He was like a celebrity in our area. We didn't know where the frig it was but it sounded pretty cool.
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    Man ... you said a mouthfull ... dry mouth is my problem ... way too many meds.
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    Patriots may be my passion but I think that posting gives away my profession.........

    There are some great OTC saliva replacements..PM me and I'll recommend a few.....
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