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Oral Surgery in Los AlgodonesOral Surgery in Los Algodones
Oral Surgery in Los Algodones, Mexico with Dayo Dental partner dentists

Planning for your major oral surgery in Mexico?  No one looks forward to oral surgery.  But you can make it as convenient as possible.  At the least, you can avoid surprises and minimize risks by being prepared.

The last thing you want is your dental surgery postponed – even worse, complications to arise while you are abroad.

Each month, we help dozens of Americans and Canadians travel to Mexico for oral surgery.  We are confident that if you follow your doctor’s advice, you will be in good hands at any of Dayo Dental’s partner dentists.

Avoid hassles.  Before you go to Mexico, learn how to prepare for oral surgery below.

(Note: These are non-comprehensive and pre-surgery general guidelines. … Read More


Dental Cost in Mexico, Dental Implants, Dental Procedures

The cost of full mouth dental implants in Mexico depends on the number of dental implants used to anchor the denture or fixed teeth.The cost of full mouth dental implants in Mexico depends on the number of dental implants used to anchor the denture or fixed teeth.

The cost of full mouth dental implants in Mexico depends on the number of dental implants used to anchor the denture or fixed teeth.

This guide helps you understand the cost of full mouth dental implants in Mexico and US.

Imagine smiling with friends at your favorite steak joint. With your brand new perfect Hollywood smile, you bite on a medium-well steak with confidence.

Want to get your smile and confidence back? Full mouth dental implants are your best lifelong investment. You deserve it.

But, you don’t have to mortgage your house or dip into your retirement funds. Consider getting your dental implants in Mexico. You can save $5k – $15k. Some patients even save $20k – $50k for full mouth dental implants.

It’s often challenging to understand the cost … Read More


Dental Travel Tips, Destinations

Many couples go on a Mexican dental vacation to spend their dental savings. You can pay for your entire beach trip and still save money.Many couples go on a Mexican dental vacation to spend their dental savings. You can pay for your entire beach trip and still save money.
Many 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:

Mexican Dental Vacation Tip#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 … Read More


Dental Tips, Dental Travel Tips

To 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.To 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.

To 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 at finding the best dentist in Mexico for your dental case, 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 … Read More


Dental Procedures, Dental Tips

How much is a tooth extraction? The first step is to know if you are getting a simple, surgical or wisdom 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.
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 ExtractionRead More


Dental Tips

Having difficulty reading your treatment plan?  Let's start by understanding teeth numbers.Having difficulty reading your treatment plan? Let's start by understanding teeth numbers.

Figure 1. Teeth numbers diagram. The human teeth is composed of 16 upper teeth and 16 lower teeth. They are also divided into four quadrants.

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 … Read More


Dayo Experience, Dental Travel Tips, FAQ

Water safety in Mexico: Is it safe to drink the water?Water safety in Mexico: Is it safe to drink the water?
The top two important safety practices for dentistry in Mexico are the use of clean water (not tap water) and dis-infecting the dental chair water lines.

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 … Read More


Dental Implants, Dental Tips, FAQ

The key to pricing dental implants is understanding its 3 components: post, abutment and crown.The key to pricing dental implants is understanding its 3 components: post, abutment and crown.
Understanding the components of dental implants is key to understanding how much are dental implants.

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 … Read More


Dental Travel Tips, Destinations

After your dental work, you can stop by the pharmacy in Mexico for discount prescription meds.  After your dental work, you can stop by the pharmacy in Mexico for discount prescription meds.
Many people stop by discount pharmacies in Mexico for affordable prescription meds. It’s good to know the rules to avoid hassles.

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 … Read More


Dental Tips, Dental Travel Tips

Even 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.Even 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.
Algodones patient discussing treatment plan and costs with dental staff 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. … Read More


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