Tracy and I were talking about how much we both loved candy and I thought about how bad candy is for your teeth so I asked him about the dentist. Tracy said that as a kid, when he had braces, he would go in for check-ups quite routinely, but once that was over he never goes to the dentist unless he has a problem with his teeth. He said as children, before braces, and as an adult most people only go to the dentist when something doesn’t feel right. He was curious to know that some people in America go to the dentist every six months to get a check up and cleaning. He said that they never do this in China because you don’t have insurance for your teeth. Paying to get a check-up or a cleaning seemed ridiculous to him if you don’t have anything wrong. I haven’t noticed that Chinese people have bad dental health, but not going to the dentist unless something hurts is not the way I would want to go. I am certainly happy that at my job I have good dental insurance and can afford to go the dentist every six months!