Not everyone has the cash to shell out for things like an annual teeth cleaning.
And with no dental insurance, visiting the dentist can get pretty pricey.
Wendy Evans wrote to 13WMAZ asking, "Are there any places for low income or no income to go to get medical and dental assistance?"
We did some research, and found some ways to stay healthy and save some big bucks.
The price for dental work can get pretty heavy.
But one group cuts that cost without asking for insurance.
"We do x-rays, obviously we do dental cleaning, we do sealants on children and adults if they need it, nutritional counseling, whitening trays, we do study models," says PamMazaris, a Dental Hygiene Instructor at Central Georgia Technical College.
The experts are soon-to-be grads.
Mazaris says for her senior students at Central Georgia Technical College, working on patients gives them real-world experience and her students agree.
"It's key because, I mean, once we get out into practice, it's not going to be on dummies, it'll actually be on real people," says student, Leahann Padgett.
One of the most common procedures, teeth cleaning, costs $15-- a fraction of what you might pay without insurance elsewhere.
And the equipment they're using is top notch.
"This film is what they normally take to detect wisdom teeth impaction, any tumors, lesions, stuff like that," says Mazaris.
So, at the cost of learning, these almost professionals, supervised by state licensed instructors, offer healthier smiles at cheap prices.
For teeth cleaning, the dental program charges $10 for children under 12 years old.
Fluoride treatment costs $5, and x-rays run between $2-$18.
For medical assistance at little to no cost, you can visit the Macon Volunteer Clinic at 376 Rogers Avenue in Macon.
They advertise free medical service for people with low or no income.