Re: What To Do If You Have No Dental Insurance
Regular dental cleanings and checkups are not that expensive.
However, if you neglect your dental care and only go to the dentist when something hurts, you will likely find that the cost of fixing the problems will be an unpleasant surprise. And even if you get everything "fixed", your teeth won't be anywhere close to as good as if you had good preventive care all along.
Dental insurance generally does not make sense on an individual level, since dental costs are generally low and predictable (and the yearly coverage maximums are relatively low) in comparison to the catastrophic less predictable costs of other things that people buy insurance for (medical bills, houses, car crashes, labor income (life and disability insurance)). It is commonly given by employers in the US due to tax advantages.