Dental insurance is very expensive, and trips to the dentist can cost hundreds without the benefit of insurance. The simple solution to save yourself money is to take better care of your teeth! Soda has very high acidity, and this acidity will erode the enamel on your teeth, making you susceptible to getting cavities. For those without dental insurance, fixing just one cavity will cost you around two hundred dollars! It’s very common for college students like myself to fall into high acidity diets and blow off trips to the dentist. You can lose a lot of tooth very quickly if you drink soda daily and don’t floss on a regular basis. If you thought cavities were expensive, look at the prices of root canals! Root canals can cost well over a thousand dollars! The worse your teeth get in terms of decay and wear, the more expensive the repair of the tooth will be. Sometimes, a tooth can get so much decay that it is no longer safe to leave it exposed. A dentist needs to then put a crown on the tooth to protect it, and costs for this procedure can range from a few hundred to a few thousand. The only solution, therefore, is to cut out the soda and acidic foods from your diet! Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss once a day! Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year to get your teeth cleaned professionally, and all of these steps will help to strengthen your teeth and your bank account.