I have managed to find a nice caring dentist who took me gently through a check up with enough soothing music and free samples of toothpaste to make me go back again on a fairly regular (annual) basis.
Today I was poked and prodded, buffed and polished to within a millimetre of my very sensitive gum line and sent away with a hefty bill of £125.00. This got me thinking...what could I have spent that money on if dentistry was free??
A new Pandora charm for my bracelet from here
A pair of ridiculously high heels from here
Or even a night in a hotel like this one
Instead though, I'll just head home to make my budget Swedish meatballs & mash while quietly cursing the dentist and his chair of torture!