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Dental Travel Tips, Destinations
What Not To Do on Your Mexican Dental Vacation
Sep, 13 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Mexican Dental Vacation Cost Reviews Best Place for detal tourismMany couples go on a Mexican dental vacation to spend their dental savings. You can pay for your entire beach trip and still save money.

Planning your Mexican dental vacation?

We assume you’ve done all the due diligence to choose the best dentist for your dental vacation. If not, here are a few pointers to help you find the best dentists in Mexico (Link).

If you have a good Mexico dentist and you are set for your dental trip, that’s great.

Here are Top 9 Things to Help You Have a Successful Mexican dental vacation:

1. Don’t party too much

I don’t blame you. Just imagine your amazing trip to a nice resort overlooking white-sand beaches and blue-green waters of Cancun. Part of your hotel deal are all-inclusive food and yes, FREE drinks.

If you haven’t had a vacation in a while, why not … Read More

Dental Tips, Dental Travel Tips
Top 12 Tips to Find the Best Dentist in Mexico
Aug, 30 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
How to find the best dentist in MexicoTo find the best dentist in Mexico, a little bit of research is required on your end to be successful. Follow the top 12 guidelines below as you search for good dentists.

Are you looking for the best dentist in Mexico?

Many Americans and Canadians get good dental work when they go to Mexico. However, some receive average or substandard quality. Just like anywhere you go, whether it’s the US, Canada or Mexico, you can find good dentists and bad dentists.

If you want to be successful, a little bit of research is a must. It’s your money, your appearance, and your health at stake. Trial and error is not practical with out-of-town dentistry. It’s also a bit hard just to trust nice looking websites and positive reviews online.

We had a young man who contacted us just recently after getting bad cosmetic dentistry in Mexico. He had most of his teeth crowned. … Read More

Dental Procedures, Dental Tips
How much is a tooth extraction? Compare Average Cost.
Aug, 12 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
How much is a tooth extraction?How much is a tooth extraction? The first step is to know if you are getting a simple, surgical or wisdom tooth extraction.

Sometimes, we are left with the option of last resort: tooth extraction.

For many of us, the last memory of a tooth extraction is that time when we were a kid, the first time we saw a dentist. Fortunately, dental extraction technology has made great improvements in making tooth extraction as painless as possible nowadays.

But before you go to the dentist, it’s better to have an idea on the dental cost. How much is a tooth extraction?

In order to answer that question, it’s important for you to know that there are 3 major classifications of dental extractions:

1. Regular (Simple) Extraction

2. Surgical Extraction

3. Wisdom Teeth Extraction

How much is a simple tooth extraction?

An extraction is … Read More

Dental Tips
Teeth Numbers and Names: A First Step in Understanding Your Treatment Plan
Aug, 05 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Teeth numbers and Teeth Names ChartHaving difficulty reading your treatment plan? Let's start by understanding teeth numbers.

This article explains the teeth number and names used in the US and Mexico.

Have you ever struggled reading your dental treatment plan from your local dentist? Sometimes, it feels like deciphering a difficult table from a college statistics book.

Surveys show that most patients have difficulty understanding one of the most significant documents they are likely to encounter in the course of treatment – their dentist’s treatment plan. The treatment plans are presented based on ADA codes and abbreviated procedure names, not it layman terms you can understand. Unless someone in the clinic explains it thoroughly, it’s a struggle.

We want to help you take charge of your own dental care. So let’s start at the fundamentals – teeth numbers Read More

Dayo Experience, Dental Travel Tips, FAQ
Mexico Dentistry: Is it safe to drink the water?
Jul, 29 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Water safety in Mexico: Is it safe to drink the water?Water safety in Mexico: Is it safe to drink the water?

Do you drink the water when you go to Mexico? The answer to this question is different for every person. This is true for local Mexicans, Americans and Canadians.

If you ask Dayo Dental staff, we’ve drunk tap water in our Mexico dental destinations, and we were fine. But to be extra cautious, we just buy bottled water to drink when we are on the road.

It’s just like travelling to Europe. In most locations, you can drink the tap water. In other locations, it’s best to be cautious. But foreigners usually just buy bottled water, because they are not used to the local water.

But what about when you sit on the dental chair? Is your Mexico dentist using … Read More

Dental Implants, Dental Tips, FAQ
How much are dental implants in Mexico?
Jul, 25 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Dental Implant cost in MexicoThe key to pricing dental implants is understanding its 3 components: post, abutment and crown.

As a dental tourist, you’ll get the biggest savings and value by travelling to Mexico for dental implants. The difference between how much dental implants cost in Mexico vs the US or Canada is in the thousands. With just one single tooth implant, you can justify the short travel to Mexico, especially if you can just drive to the US / Mexico border.

How much are dental implants in Mexico? The average cost of dental implants in Mexico from a good Mexican dentist is $1400 – $1800. That includes all the components of a full tooth replacement – the cost of the titanium post, abutment, and porcelain crown. The corresponding cost of a full tooth replacement in the US is … Read More

Dental Travel Tips, Destinations
What are the rules on buying prescription meds from Mexico?
Jul, 22 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Rules on buying meds from MexicoAfter your dental work, you can stop by the pharmacy in Mexico for discount prescription meds.

Many Americans and Canadians travel to border cities such as Los Algodones, Mexico for dental care. When you visit a dentist in Mexico, he will write you a prescription for pain or antibiotics after procedures such as extraction or dental surgery. You’ll be able to buy prescription meds from any of the number of discount Mexican pharmacies located across the border and bring it back to the US.

Actually, thousands of Americans and Canadians cross the US-Mexico border for cheap prescription meds. During the winter time, it’s common to find long lines of people in Algodones, most of which travelled to Mexico to buy discount prescription medications.

So, we decided to share what we know about buying discount meds from Mexico.… Read More

Dental Tips, Dental Travel Tips
4 Top Ways to Finance Your Dental Work in Mexico
Jul, 12 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Dentist in Mexico offering financing to US and Canada patientsEven with savings of 50-70%, extensive treatment patients such those that need full mouth restoration, still seek financing for their visit to the dentist in Mexico.

This article discusses your dental financing options for Mexico dentistry.

When you choose to have your teeth cared for by a dentist in Mexico, you are already making a major dent in the bill you will receive – 50-70% is typical. But if you’re one of the many who look to Mexico for dental care because they need major restorative work, you may still be wondering how you’re going to finance your teeth. Most Mexico dental clinics don’t offer financing for your dental work. For example, a full-jaw implant-based restoration in the USA can run to $30,000. Even with 50-70% discount, that is still a chunk of change!

Does CareCredit work in Mexico?

Unfortunately not right now. CareCredit is the … Read More

Dental Procedures
7 Top Causes Why Teeth Break
Jul, 11 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Fix Broken ToothWhen you break a tooth, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away to avoid further damage.

Our teeth are the hardest parts of our body. It is coated with enamel that has the maximum percentage of minerals. Does that mean that our teeth are unbreakable? Well, the answer is a big ‘NO’. Our teeth can break and some of us may have even gone through the experience of a broken tooth.

Top 7 Causes of Broken Tooth

Our teeth may get chipped off, fractured or broken due to several reasons. Here are top 7 causes of broken teeth.

1. Decayed teeth. If your teeth are decayed and have not been treated, there are high chances for them to undergo fracture due to reduced strength.

2. Accidents. Falling off a tree, your partner accidentally hits you … Read More

Dental Implants, Dental Procedures
High Tech Oral Surgery – What the Dental Tourist Needs to Know
Jun, 26 2013
By Dayo Dental Staff
Teeth in a day 3d ct scan diagnostic imagingAdvanced 3D CAD CAM software allows for higher success rate in oral implant surgery

This article discusses recent developments in the use of advanced digital X-ray imagery and CAD/CAM to reduce chair visits to the dentist, improve accuracy and increase predictability of outcomes from oral surgery.

Predictability is the Keynote in Oral Surgery!

Many patients seek dental care in Mexico because the advanced restorative dentistry they need – crown-and-bridge work or, more recently, dental implant restorations – is prohibitively expensive at home.

But every patient’s jaw anatomy is different, and many have lost bone since losing teeth. Your implant dentist has to create, using a hand-held drill a hole of exactly the right size and position during your dental implant surgery, using the best diagnostic imaging available. Traditional modes of diagnostic imaging … Read More

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