Many people do not receive dental benefits though their employer and therefore go uninsured. They do not buy dental insurance mostly due to cost perceptions, thinking dental insurance would be too costly to afford on their own. Yet depending on the dental plan that is not always the case.
Due to cost factors people without dental insurance see the dentist less by deferring off needed dental care. However one can not deffer off dental care and have the problem fix it self. When dental services are deferred for too long a possible simple cleaning can lead into a filling which can lead into a root canal and so on. In the end it means higher and higher dental care cost.
There are many low cost dental insurance plans that offer free to very low cost preventive care. By maintaining your preventive dental care you can stop the progression of larger more costly dental care needs.