You should not be deterred from having regular checks because of cost. An inspection by your dentist is inexpensive and likely to prevent more costly restorative work at a later date through neglect. The following groups do not pay at all: children under 18 or under 19 and in full-time education, ladies during pregnancy and also in the first year following delivery. There are also certain categories of people on low income who will not be charged and you should ask your dentist for details. No-one pays for treatment to stop bleeding or for repairs to dentures.