It is important to keep in mind that by having proper dental care habits at home and seeing a dentist regularly, not only helps to reduces the risk or tooth decay and gum disease, but save you money in the long run. Preventive dental care services such as, office visits, X-rays and cleanings are much more affordable then filling, root canals and crowns. Take into account that even lower cost dental insurance plans offer free to very low cost preventive dental care, it makes no sense not to maintain your dental health. By taking care of your teeth with good dental habits and seeing your dentist you decrease your chances of developing larger more costly dental issues.