Never had dental insurance except when I was married.
Have 4 crowns in my mouth ! I've had oral surgery twice. I've had 2 abcessed teeth in the past. That's not counting the fillings !
Been there, done that !
I floss my teeth and brush them. I see the dentist 2 times a year to get my teeth cleaned. That keeps me from having more cavities. I do not eat popcorn.
I do, however, grind my teeth when I am stressed.
My teeth show the stress I've been through.
My dentist says that there is additional stress this year on my teeth due to Mom's death and the tornado.
Get my teeth x-rayed every so many years.
I can't remember how much it costs to clean my teeth.