One reason people don’t go to the dentist is because it is expensive. However, in the long run, going in for your regular 3,4, or 6 month dental visit will save you money in the long run, LOTS OF MONEY!
Say you get your regular checkup and it costs you $400 a year. That includes any x-rays that need to be taken, and maybe a filling. This should keep you in good oral health.
On the other hand, if you don’t go to the dentist for years, then you will likely need some major, EXPENSIVE procedures. A once small cavity that could have been repaired easily could now be massive, thus requiring a root canal in the tooth, and a crown. That will cost you multiple thousands of dollars.
Thus, taking care of your teeth and going to your dentist regularly will actually save you money in the long run, not cost you.