24 Jan Why do Americans go to Mexico for dental work?
Why do Americans go to Mexico for dental work?
A few years ago when people talked about medical tourism they thought of countries on the other side of the planet, where the exotic is one of the main characteristics. But this is changing, although even today there are still many people who decide to travel to Bangkok or Turkey with the idea of improving some part of their appearance, more and more people are choosing Mexico.
Even according to the information posted by Forbes newspaper, Mexico is the ideal destination when it comes to medical travel for a large part of Americans. Some of the data from Medical Departures, analyzed by HealthCareInsider, show that one of the goals of Americans when treating themselves abroad is to save between 50% and 80%.
Why is Mexico so popular with tourists?
Dental services are undoubtedly the reason why Mexico is becoming a prime destination for medical tourism. Among the procedures most requested by Americans are dental implants and mouth reconstruction.
In addition, there is confidence that most of the dentists attend the best schools in the country and others even studied in the United States. In addition, it is easy to find professional dental clinics and pharmacies on the borders that fill prescriptions.
Which are the most requested services?
Depending on the type of dental office, they seek to offer patients services that help them not only solve their dental problems, but also have a less invasive experience. So to achieve this, clinics strive to have modern equipment, advanced technology and trained professionals to work with.
In several parts of the United States and Canada, materials are still used in dental treatments that can damage the health in the long term, one of those materials is mercury. With the idea of avoiding those kinds of problems or even solving them, Tijuana clinics like Odontomedik use materials that do not damage the tooth or can cause any other condition in the body.
Dental problems are usually quite costly and difficult to treat in the United States, that is why many patients decide to travel to Mexico to treat these problems. Diseases such as periodontitis and the problems it leaves in the mouth, are treated with ozone so that in a short time it can help restore the mouth.
In addition, ozone can also provide other advantages during the patient’s recovery, such as reducing the amount of antibiotics that must be taken. It also helps to reduce the possibility of contracting some infections in the mouth.
Treatments for chronic diseases
Having a chronic disease is a more common problem than you might think, in fact, many Americans have a chronic condition. What many do not know is that these kinds of diseases can affect the mouth, leading to other ailments and worsening tooth decay problems.
That is why it is very common for people suffering from osteoporosis, heart problems, diabetes or cancer to have diseased teeth. However, there are many Americans who have found Mexico to be an advantage when it comes to treatment, because the doctors and staff are committed to helping them.
So the medical staff has the knowledge, the capacity and the technological tools to be able to treat these patients. So that in a short time they can achieve a smile that is not only healthy, but also aesthetically pleasing.
An affordable price
We have already mentioned that dental treatment prices are much more affordable in Mexico than they are in other countries. But we have not discussed the main reasons why this is so. Let’s start by clarifying that dentists in Mexico do not have a debt to pay after graduating, so they can work with lower prices.
Another important point is that both the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar have a higher value than the Mexican peso. So this helps tourists coming from these countries to save more than what they would save if they had the treatment in their home countries.
We are all aware that budget cannot be taken as the main factor when choosing a clinic. On the contrary, it is the quality of the work performed in the clinic as well as the attention given to the patient that should be the first factor when making a decision.
It is actually because of this factor that the dentist Tijuana has as one of its main priorities to offer treatments that have the highest quality to the patients. This has even made the clinics become more popular as time goes by, because through word of mouth other patients end up learning about the quality with which they work.
It is normal that when thinking about going to another country for dental work, one of the main fears is not being able to communicate with the dentist. But this is not usually a problem here, on the contrary, in Tijuana a great majority of the dentists and their staff speak English.
This is something that has made Americans feel more confident about traveling to Mexico for treatment, because they know that the dentist will be able to give them the attention they deserve.
The best dentists in Tijuana
In Odontomedik we are experts in good quality dental therapies, we know how to take care of people suffering from chronic diseases and improve their quality of life. That is why we have become one of the main dental clinics for tourists coming from the United States.
With our help hundreds of people have been able to regain a beautiful smile and at the same time improve their quality of life. Although our patients come from all over the world, we have gained great popularity mainly in the United States, Canada and Mexico.