Straight-Talk
Straight-Talk
Dean writes Agent Straight-Talk, a consumer blog on dental insurance and discount dental plans. Dean shoots from the hip highlighting best practices and trends within the dental insurance industry.
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A New Breakthrough in Cavity Prevention
In the 1970’s the newest form of tooth cavity prevention included fluoride exposure; specifically, water fluoridation in public water supplies, toothpastes, gels and fluoride varnishes.More recently the natural sugar, Xylitol, was introduced as a cavity prevention tool, most commonly in chewing...  Read More
Dental Sealants Can Seal the Deal on Cavity Prevention
Dental sealants are estimated to prevent up to 80% of cavities in permanent molars for two years after application. Fifty percent of molars remain protected for up to four years and the sealants can remain effective on teeth for up to nine years.Children from low-income households are less likely...  Read More
Dental Sealants and Punxsutawney Phil
After consulting Punxsutawney Phil this past Sunday, we learned three things: first, Phil should keep his Ground Hog Day job after predicting a 3-point Broncos win in Sunday’s Super Bowl.Second, Phil predicted there’ll be six more weeks of winter. That squares with the Farmer’s...  Read More
Why Summertime is Hard on Kids' Teeth
Teens and summertime go together like the Fourth of July and cookouts. For many teens summer means carefree days of sleeping in, hanging out with friends, going to the movies and let’s not forget – no homework!Unfortunately, teens and tweens sometimes take the summer off from oral...  Read More

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