In the UK, dental work and visits tend to be free with an NHS dentist up to 18. Anything after that is then paid for by yourself including visits to the dentist. When the National Health Service was first set up after the Second World War, at first it included everything including optical and dental services. But the cost became too much and the government decided to charge for these services. Numerous Cabinet Ministers resigned at this decision and now we are facing the gradual decline and dissemination of the service. Welcome to neo-Victorian Britain.