Pam Warnke ,
LAKE GENEVA (WAOW) -- $60,000. That's how much Jesse Hughes estimates a dentist would charge to fix his teeth.
"My Mom always said to take care of your teeth or they're going to fall out, and she was right," said Hughes.
Hughes, 48, admits there was some neglect over the years. Like many, his employers rarely offered insurance.
"As the years progressed, medical and dental insurance became less and less available to me--whether employers didn't offer it or I just didn't have it," Hughes said.
The thought of getting snowed by dental bills to fix problems along the way didn't sit well and his teeth got worse.