Finding a dentist in Mexico isn’t hard, but finding an experienced & US licensed dentist that you can trust makes a BIG DIFFERENCE! Traveling to another country for dental tourism for the first time can bring a lot of concern, and sometimes it’s because the right information has not been found.
Well, from now on those worries can go away. Today, we share with you the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about dentistry in Mexico that can be hard to answer when beginning research to look for the best dentist.
What Makes Dentists in Mexico Affordable?
This is a question that concerns many of our future patients because they think that affordable work means low quality work.
Mexican Dentists tends to be inexpensive for many reasons:
- The government subsidizes many dentists’ education, so this means dentists in Mexico don’t need to charge as much because they don’t graduate with huge student debts.
- Another reason is that there’s also no high-priced mandatory malpractice insurance in Mexico as there is in the U.S.
Why Mexican Dentists do Great Dental Work?
Dental tourism in Mexico is a big trend nowadays.
Dental clinics in Mexico use state of the art technology and many Mexico dentists are trained in top universities of the United States and are highly experienced in dentistry?
Yes. The quality of dental work matches the US standards, and sometimes it’s even better. Plus, the country’s proximity and the available prices make everything easier.
Are Mexico’s Dentists Experienced?
A very classic question that has become a myth among future dental tourists.
We understand that one of the main concerns of people visiting Mexico for dental work is the experience of the dentists.
Before choosing a clinic to visit, we recommend you to make an in-depth research like reviews on Yelp, Google or Youtube.
That way you’ll be able to find the best dental clinics in town, which apparently will have experienced and certified dentists.
For example, in Tijuana, Mexico, Dr. Cirenia Aparicio Miranda is the only certified dentist by the ADA (American Dental Association) which means that she will meet the highest quality and safety standards.
So if you’re worried about the results of your dental work, there’s no reason to worry.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Cirenia Aparicio has changed the lives of thousands through her benevolence and tender care.
Do Dental Procedures in Mexico Follow All the Right Standards?
This question concerns a lot of people when they’re thinking about becoming a dental tourist.
There’s no reason why a clinic wouldn’t follow the same standards as in the U.S. to perform a procedure.
But if you want to ensure this yourself, you can always visit the Trust Dental Care website to learn more.
We will always answer your doubts and concerns. If you prefer, you can always call us at (844) 848 7878, where we will provide all the answers to any questions you may have.
So don’t hesitate and call us before you make a decision.
Am I Choosing a Recognized Dental Tourism Destination?
When traveling for dental tourism, you have plenty of options to visit.
Only a few of them are entirely dedicated to dental tourists.
First, you should research which are the best dental tourism destinations in the country you’ll visit, compare and then make a smart decision.
Is Tijuana, Mexico Safe?
Yes, Tijuana is a town is devoted to its visitors, you might be away from home, but you’ll never feel like something is missing.
Tijuana has become one of the cities you have to visit in 2017 according to The New York Times, and just like we said, tourists are coming here with the same purpose as you: have a very good time while improving their lifestyle.
Tijuana has grown thanks to the people who visit every day, and residents will make you feel like if you’ve never left home because everything you need will be at your disposal.
What Should I Expect from Dentistry in Tijuana?
Dental clinics in Tijuana, Mexico have a broad range of dental procedures as the ones in the United States.
These include everything, from veneers, dental implants, and dental crowns to dentures, and full mouth restoration.
Mexico’s dentists are highly skilled and aided by good technology. Also, the city has changed a lot in recent years, becoming a cultural hotspot in northern Mexico.
So while you’re in town, take some time to visit this fantastic place and treat yourself with a nice cup of coffee, delicious Mexican food or a delicious craft beer.
You’ll go back home feeling like a new person!
The Benefits of Getting Dental Implants in Mexico
If you decide to experience dental tourism in Mexico, we invite you to visit our clinic in Tijuana. Trust Dental Care is the best dental clinic.
We have the best equipment and specialists ready to attend all your dental needs.
There are many advantages of coming to Mexico to receive dental treatments, and Trust Dental Care is your best option.
It goes without saying that dental tourism can help your wallet when it comes to spending money on your oral health.
So you might be asking yourself: Are dental implants in Mexico safe? Is embarking on a dental tourism adventure worth it?
The impact your oral health has on the rest of your body is one of those things we don’t think about, but that does not make it any less relevant.
Likewise, any work you have done to your teeth can have a grave impact on your health, which I’ll go over shortly.
Having a healthy set of teeth is a powerful predictor of your overall health. In our experience, sick patients who display near cavity-free teeth tend to get well relatively quickly.
If on the other hand, their mouths are full of fillings and root canals, the prognosis is not nearly as good.
Dental implants in Tijuana have made dental tourism grow at a breakneck pace.
However, you have to take into consideration the quality of materials and work they do before you rush into the first dental clinic that offers a great deal.
There has been extensive research on the link between oral health and physical diseases.
This research has never been as relevant as it is today. Native tribes that still ate their traditional diet had nearly perfect teeth and were almost 100 percent free of tooth decay.
Certain diseases were also almost unheard of, such as chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, joints, and skin, the types of diseases currently plaguing our society.
Once these tribal populations were introduced to sugar and white flour, their health, and their perfect teeth, rapidly deteriorated.
There’s no doubt that our modern diet has changed the natural health of our teeth and our bodies, and is the cause of nearly all our current health challenges.
Today it’s quite rare to find an adult with teeth that have not been marred by dental work of some kind, from mercury amalgams (silver fillings) to crowns, to root canals and bridges and a tooth implant.
If you eat properly and maintain optimal health, you’re highly unlikely to develop cavities.
They only occur when you’re eating the wrong foods, and growing up; people often don’t eat the right foods. As a result, most people have a mouth full of mercury fillings.
To learn more about this, take a look at this video on what mercury fillings do to your mouth.
During the time, people started replacing them with gold fillings, only to realize later that gold fillings and crowns cause problems too.
So after investments several thousand dollars, you would have to get them replaced again. The best option would be with non-metal fillings and crowns. Why is this important?
Unfortunately, conventional dentistry only evaluates materials based on their mechanical characteristics, in large part ignoring the impact that particular material might have on the rest of your body.
Case in point: silver fillings, which are 50 percent mercury, a highly potent neurotoxin, has been used for over 150 years.
Likewise, the fact that various metals have been in practice for years to fashion tooth implants is by no means an indication of safety.
We are currently fighting to have mercury fillings banned completely in the U.S., as it has been in some other European countries, and hope to be able to get this toxic material off the market shortly.
Until then, it’s up to you to refuse them or find a dentist who has switched to safer alternatives.
Concerns regarding dangerous material have pushed people to embrace biological dentistry, also known as holistic or environmental dentistry.
In a nutshell, biological dentistry views your teeth and gums as an integrated part of your entire body, and any medical treatments performed takes this fact into account.
The primary aim of this type of holistic dentistry is to resolve your dental problems while impacting the rest of your body as little as possible.
Unknowingly, your health can be significantly affected by the treatments received at your general dentist’s office. Often, the impact is just not immediately noticeable.
Is Tijuana, Mexico Safe?
Knowing this, your best option for dental implants on your dental tourism vacation is and always will be Trust Dental Care.
Knowing this, while you go down to Tijuana for your dental tourism escapade, you could just instantly go back across the border, but to be honest, you’d be missing out on tons of things that could make your visit much more worth it.
Tijuana has a population of over 1.3 million and is the 29th largest city in Latin America. It has everything going for it, including dental services at great rates.
You could get your dental implants, crowns and cosmetic work is done for half the price you might expect, and even be back in the United States the same day.
It has top medical facilities and well-trained dentists with US-based education.
The city offers diverse attractions, such as fancy restaurants, museums, a roaring nightlife, a beach, amongst others that will lead to a better medical and tourist experience.
This phenomenon is not new in Tijuana, hosting patients from all over the world since the 1950’s and before. It is still the status quo among American and Canadian patients due to rising dental costs.
Three hundred thousand people make the American-Mexican crossing every day through the San Ysidro and Zona Otay border points. San Ysidro is twenty minutes from San Diego and three hours by freeway from Los Angeles. To save time, leave your car on the US side for $5 to $10 a day, and take a taxi to your nearby dental appointment.
Alternatively, you could cross at Zona Otay in Tijuana (near the US Consulate) but be aware that it is the busiest entry point in the world. You can also choose to fly in through Tijuana International Airport (TIJ).
With this activity ahead of you it helps to plan. Your first step should be to obtain your US Passport Card that allows holders to enter Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean (but not by air).
San Ysidro driving lanes can take anywhere between thirty minutes and three hours to get through. San Ysidro driving lanes can take anywhere between thirty minutes and three hours to get through.
If you don’t want to wait that long you can always consider using Zona Otay where you may find the driving easier, or even the neighboring town of Tecate.
Most Mexicans that dental tourists make contact within Tijuana speak English fluently, for it has been a compulsory school subject for ages. Many locals also get to practice it when they cross the border to go shopping in San Diego.
More than a few dentists are American expatriates or Mexican citizens who trained in America. In fact, chances are your dental service provider may have an American accent.
Dental Implants and dental treatment prices are some of the lowest not only in Mexico but the world. Being so close to the United States, it allows for dental practices to maintain certain standards of quality that American and Canadian customers are used to, and in most cases, exceed them.
So you don’t have to worry about the price by sacrificing quality, that’s just simply not the case in Tijuana.
Tijuana also has a ton of things to do while you stay, making this one of the most gratifying dental tourism experiences. Downtown Tijuana is a hip tourist destination in its right, where the people love to dine and dance the night away.
It has an active musical and arts culture, and benefits from fine shopping malls and some of the best hotels in the region – especially in Zona Centro along the Avenida Revolucion. Shops, bars, and restaurants line eight whole city blocks, and at night the place comes alive.
Zona Rio adjacent to Zona Centro is the Tijuana business center, where banks and corporates have their bases. Boulevard Agua Caliente is a legendary gastronomic corridor and presents fine opportunities to explore local cuisine including tacos, tortillas, and chile con carne.
If that’s a little spicy for you, try taming it with a Caesar Salad. After all, Caesar Cardini was in Tijuana when he invented his famous blend of cos lettuce, olive oil, and garlic, coddled egg yolks, Worcester sauce, parmesan and croutons that we enjoy everywhere today.
Places To Stay in Tijuana for Dental Tourism
We can help our patients find the best accommodations right here in Tijuana. These lodgings can help make your stay in the city more enjoyable and memorable:
Hotel Lucerna is one of our most favorite hotels in Tijuana.
It’s beautiful, clean, spacious, and beautifully designed, especially in its interiors. Among the accommodations close to the clinic, this offers a lot more to the guests.
It has two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a gym. It is also within the heart of Zona, which is like an entertainment and social district of the city so that you can experience the metro, particularly at night.
It’s standard rate if $145 per night, but if you’re a Trust Dental client, we can arrange a discounted rate, which already covers for a 2-person room with a king-sized bed.
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel in Tijuana has already become synonymous to luxurious.
The 5-star hotel sits right next to a vast golf course. Located close to downtown, the hotel provides a comfortable ride toward the clinic and back to your accommodation.
Hotel Hacienda del Rio
The nice affordable hotel is only four blocks away from our clinic.
Its starting rate is less than $70, including tax. The room can already have an Internet connection.
You may call them at (01152) 664-684-8644, or if you want to take advantage of a special rate, do let us know so we can make an advanced reservation.
There are many hidden treasures to visit in Tijuana; you can even go to explore the state of Baja making the best of your dental appointment, that way you can get the most of your dental tourism experience. Contact Trust Dental Care to learn more.