g/f and I are on this sore topic.
Personally, haven't seen a dentist since Army induction in 1070. They barely looked in, as I volunteered on a 8 year enlistment.
Pulled 3 of my teeth 3 years ago, now kinda gunshy to pull 2 more loose teeth.
Have some dentist friends who volunteer to pull them for free, seeing as how I'm a nutcase about paying for dentistry.