Life after dental insurance. / by Pierce Mellors-Selman

I used to pay my dentist around $35 each visit. Today I paid him nearly $200.

As a new member of Canada's unemployment population, I'm forced to ask myself: Do I really need my teeth?

In a scenario where all of my teeth rot away, I figure I can probably still chew things like moist muffins, beef patties, and well-cooked pasta with only my gums. 

I'll simply have to put to rest my dreams of becoming a model in a toothpaste commercial.