We all remember how good ‘ol mom would always remind us to “brush your teeth before going to bed, dear”, or “use toothpaste for heaven’s sake” or “would you please brush your molars too?”. It was good for mom to do that, if they didn’t I think half the world (or even more) would be toothless by 20 years of age.
There is good reason mom reminds us to brush our teeth. It’s because parents can hardly afford a trip to the dentist these days. If you’re living in the America’s, Europe or any 1st and 2nd world country, dental work is very expensive. A tooth filling will cost about US$80 upwards… per tooth! A tooth extraction ranges from US$100 upwards. And as complex the procedures are, the price becomes even more expensive.
In third world countries, dental work is very cheap… with tooth filling starting at US$6 and tooth extraction starting at the same price. This is why many people flock South East Asia to have dental work done, along side a great vacation.