Dental Work in Los Algodones

Looking for quality dental work in Los Algodones?

This Arizona border city in Baja California, Mexico, is popular for dentistry.

Ask why? Because, it’s safe, affordable, and easily accessible!

Read this ultimate guide to learn about travel, dental trip, the best dentists, and procedure costs in Algodones.

Roger From US Reviews His All on 4 Implants in Los Algodones

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Before exploring dental tourism in Los Algodones, check out the quality of treatment you can expect here.

Los Algodones Dentist Reviews

Here are the pre-treatment and post-treatment images of some of our patients.

Read what our happy patient says.

“I cannot thank Sani Dental enough for giving me a beautiful smile. I was here for a week for intense oral surgery. They gave me different options to choose. The dentists were professional and made me feel confident. My treatment was like a breeze.  

Seriously can’t stop looking in the mirror and smiling!

And their shuttle to/from the airport, hotel, and clinic is very convenient. It shows up minutes after being called.

I will recommend it to anyone seeking dental work.”

– Kristainna Cross

Listen to some of our patients as they share their heartfelt experiences of dental work in Los Algodones.

Marvin Reviews His Partial dentures in Los Algodones, Mexico
Bob Reviews His Implants and Bridges in Los Algodones, Mexico
Carol Revies Her Crowns in Los Algodones, Mexico
Theodra Reviews Her All on 4 Implants in Los Algodones, Mexico
Rachelle & Lawrence Review their Implants & Crowns in Los Algodones, Mexico
Phyllis Reviews Her Zygomatic Implants in Los Algodones, Mexico

Looking for similar results? Request a free quote and let us help you attain the smile of your dreams.

Wondering how much can I save on dental work in Algodones?

Note that savings on Algodones dental work depend on travel costs, and treatment type.

Check out the Los Algodones dental work prices to know the considerable savings you can make.

Dental Work in Los Algodones: Price Guide

The dental work cost in Algodones is 80% lower than the US.

For instance, consider Los Algodones dental implant costs. They are three times less than that in the US.

You will be charged around $750 for a single dental implant in Los Algodones (only implant).

On the other hand, the same costs you $5,000 in the US.

This follows for other procedures like veneers and crowns as well.

You can save up to 86% on veneers and crowns in Los Algodones.

The table below shows your treatment costs in the US vs. Algodones.

Los Algodones Dentist Price List and Savings
Procedure US Los Algodones Savings
Dental implants
All on 4 implants *** $24,000 $8,110 66%
All on 6 implants *** $28,000 $10,210 64%
All on 8 implants *** $35,000 $13,300 62%
Zygoma implants (with abutment) $21,500 $2,000 90%
Titanium implant (only implant) $5,000 $750 85%
Dental crowns and bridges
All metal crown** (gold) $2,500 $600 76%
Zirconia crown** $2,000 $450 78%
Porcelain crown** $1,800 $300 83%
E max crown** $2,000 $300 85%
PFM crown** $1,100 $180 83%
PFM bridge (3 units) $3,750 $540 86%
Porcelain bridge** $1,800 $300 86%
Full denture* $2,100 $480 77%
Partial denture* $2,000 $350 83%
Zirconia ** $1,550 $450 71%
Porcelain ** $2,500 $350 86%
Teeth whitening
Laser $1,500 $200 86%
In office $1,000 $170 83%
Home kit $500 $150 70%
Invisalign* $7,000 $3,990 43%
Clear braces^ $4,500 $1,500 66%
Sinus lift $2,200 $700 68%
Bone Graft** $730 $400 45%
Root canal (molar) $1,500 $220 85%
Gum contouring** $350 $180 48%
Gum grafting** $1,200 $140 88%
Tooth extraction (Simple) $300 $50 83%
Regular cleaning $290 $35 88%
* per arch, **per unit, *** with fixed acrylic bridge per arch, ^includes monthly adjustment fees
Implant brands in Los Algodones, Mexico
#Prices are case-dependent.

Besides there are attractive packages too!

Super Saver Implants Deal

FREE Dental examination

FREE Temporary crowns

Zygoma implants @ $2,200

Limited Period Offer

FREE Dental examination

FREE consultation

4% off on dental work (cash)

Check out these current special deals!

Free Laser Therapy on Implant Work*

*Subject to dentist’s advice

FREE Hotel Stay 

3 nights for treatment above $3,000

1 night for treatment above $1,000

Putting off dental care leads to discomfort and increased cost. Shut doors to all those concerns by simply calling us.

Grab the deals before someone else does. We are here to support you in upholding oral health.

Which Payment Methods Are Accepted in Algodones?

You can make the payment at our dental clinics through:

  • Cheque
  • Paypal
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit/debit card
  • Cash (US dollars also)
  • Financing (Supermoney)

Note that carrying some Mexican currency (Peso) will help you with local payments.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Dental Expenditure in Algodones?

Our partner clinics in Los Algodones will help you avail the maximum benefits from your dental insurance.

They have patient coordinators to assist you in completing all the required paperwork needed for reimbursement.

Why Is Dental Care Cheap in Algodones?

The affordable dental care in Los Algodones is because of the low cost of living.[1]Expatistan
Cost of living in Mexico compared to United States
“Cost of living in Mexico is 47% cheaper than in United States”
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Furthermore, affordable medical education, and minimal education debt on dentists, also contribute to it.

Moreover, malpractice insurance is not mandatory in Mexico. This further supports lower dental costs.[2]Hazlitt
Molar City
“And in Mexico, dentists are not required to have malpractice insurance…Mexico dentists also benefit from subsidized training which means they don’t graduate saddled by enormous student debt…”
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Additionally, prescription medicines are significantly cheaper in Mexico compared to the US.[3]Kyma News
Los Algodones: A tourist destination for winter visitors
“Los Algodones has become a popular tourist destination…as well as inexpensive medical care and prescription medicines.”
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Collectively, these factors contribute to lower dental expenses in Algodones, Mexico.

Intrigued and eager for deeper insights? Let’s dive into the details.

Where Is ‘Molar City’ Los Algodones?

Los Algodones is a city located close to the US-Mexico southwest border near Yuma, Arizona.

This small city in Mexico’s Baja California state near Yuma, has at least 600 dentist offices.[4]Laing Buisson News
Dental tourism to Mexico rebounds
“This is located at the intersection of California, Arizona, and Baja California, Mexico and has just 5,000 residents. There are almost 600 dentist’s offices in the town. ”
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The four main streets of the town are crowded by dental clinics.

And finding the best among 600 is quite a stressful task.

Don’t worry!

By confirming clinic credibility pre-partnership, MTC garnered trust from 10,000+ patients in 16+ years.

We pick the top tier clinics and partner with them. Now, explore our associated clinics near Yuma, Arizona.

Best Dental Clinics in Los Algodones

We present you with the top dental clinics in Los Algodones.

Sani Dental Group

Our partner clinic Sani Dental in Algodones, provides international standard dental care.

The clinic has been meticulously serving local and international patients for 30 years.

Further, it is associated with BBB, ADA, and The Mexican Council of Medical Tourism Industry.

Sani Dental LA

Sani Dental, Los Algodones, Mexico

If you are wondering where the dental clinic is located in Los Algodones?

Sani Dental is conveniently situated on Alamo Street, right across the border. It is close to Yuma, Arizona.

Clinic highlights:

  • Free consultation and easy appointments
  • 2-5 years warranty on various procedures (T&C apply)
  • Popular implant brands like Straumann, Nobel Biocare, BHI Shark, and MIS
  • State-of-the-art technology like CAD-CAM, dental lasers, and CT-scan machines
Sani Dental: State-of-the-Art Facility

Further, Sani Dental upscaled its services.

It now provides personalized and luxury treatments at Sani Dental Group Platinum, Los Algodones.

The same treatments are available at both locations, with identical pricing.

Dental Solutions

Dental Solutions is 13 miles from Arizona’s Yuma International Airport (YUM).

It is 11 miles from the Yuma border, and it takes 18 minutes to reach here.

Clinic highlights:

  • Free Consultation
  • Effective sterilization
  • Relies on advanced technology
  • Offers implant brands like Straumann and Nobel Biocare
  • Dedicated staff trained at Harvard School of Medicine. They are ITI, AAID, and ADA members

Dental Solutions LA

Dental Solutions, Los Algodones, Mexico

Dental Solutions offers complimentary shuttle from the border. So you don’t have to worry about getting here.

Now you are aware of the top clinics in Los Algodones.

Check out the procedures that they offer.

Dental Procedures in Los Algodones

Below is the list of dental procedures you can get in Los Algodones:

  • Implants or full mouth restoration: Fixing implants to replace missing tooth roots.
  • Crowns and bridges: Restorations to conceal damaged teeth and gaps left by missing teeth.
  • Veneers: Thin covers mask front teeth flaws.
  • Dentures: Replaces your missing teeth.
  • Teeth whitening: Brightens the existing teeth shade, removes stains.

Various dental procedures in Los Algodones, Mexico

Plethora of Dental Procedures at Los Algodones
  • Tooth extractions: Tooth removal from its socket.
  • Fillings: Fill gaps, holes, or lost tooth structures.
  • Braces or aligners: Corrects crowded, spaced, or misaligned teeth.
  • Gum contouring or grafting: Change gum shape or thickness to correct receding gums.
  • Root canal: Removes inflamed and infected pulp and restores badly damaged teeth.

Now you are aware of various dental procedures you can get in Los Algodones.

Let us help you find the best dentists offering these treatments.

Finding the Best Dentists in Algodones

Here are some common questions we receive from people looking for quality dentist in Algodones.

How can I find the best dentists in Algodones?

Look for the dentist’s experience, qualifications, training, and reviews.

Further, it’s equally important to research about the dental clinic they work at.

Remember to check out if the clinic uses up-to-date equipment and resources.

Research before you choose the dental clinic

Research Well Before Opting for a Clinic

What kind of dentist do I need?

You will be referred to a general dentist if you need simple procedures like cleaning, teeth whitening, or extraction.

Approach a specialist for complex treatments like dental implants or full-mouth restoration.

General dentists have a DDS degree.

They refer their patients to a specialist for complex cases requiring more expertise.

Dental specialists are trained in treating complex cases related to their specialization.

Which dental specialist to go to?

If you’re uncertain about selecting a specialty, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of dental specializations for addressing your dental issues.

Dental Specialists for Various Procedures
Procedure Specialist
Dental implants/ Full mouth restoration Implantalogist
Root canal Endodontist
Dental crowns/ bridges Prosthodontist
Teeth or jaw alignment Orthodontist
Gum disease Periodontist

Are there any English-speaking dentists in Algodones?

Yes. In fact, Algodones has quite a few dentists who regularly receive patients from the US and Canada.

Our associate dentists and staff speak fluent English. They make it easy for you to discuss your problems and specific needs.

We have picked a few top English-speaking dentists based on their experience, qualifications, and reviews.

Meet the Top Dentists in Los Algodones

Dr. Enrique Arturo Jimenez Alvarez

Dr. Enrique Arturo Jimenez Alvarez


Experience: 37 years

Diploma in Implantology

Master’s in Laser dentistry

Master’s in Implant dentistry

Dr. Alejandro Ramirez Rivaz

Dr. Alejandro Ramirez Rivaz


Experience: 26 years

Diploma in Oral Implantology

Active member of Mexican College of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology

Dr. Jose Manuel Jimenez

Dr. Jose Manuel Jimenez


Experience: 11 years

Evidence-based implant dentistry: Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Implant certificate at Baja California University (aut)

Why postpone your dental treatment when you can receive expert care at your convenience?

Call us now to book your appointment!

Eager to plan your dental trip? Here are a few to-do’s before you do that.

Pre-Surgery Planning

Before embarking on your dental journey, ensure that you know the following key points.

How many trips will I need to Algodones?

It depends on your treatment.

For example, procedures like root canals, teeth whitening, extractions, or fillings. They will be done in a day.

The table below gives the tentative number of days and visits for common dental procedures.

Algodones Dental Trip Duration
Procedure Days on visit 1 Days on visit 2
All on 4/6/8 dental implants 2 3
Dentures 2-3
Crowns/ Bridges/ Veneers 4
Root canal/ Extractions/ Fillings/ Teeth whitening 1

The duration of the trip depends on your dental condition.

Your stay may get longer if complications arise.

We recommend staying for a week in Algodones following any extensive procedure.

This will ensure prompt issue resolution by your dentist.

Do dentists in Algodones offer a warranty?

Our partner clinic in Los Algodones offers a 2 – 5 year warranty on various types of dental work.

You can expect

  • 2 year warranty: On dental implants, root canal therapy, resin fillings, all porcelain, zirconium, and acrylic prosthesis
  • 4 year warranty: On amalgam fillings
  • 5 year warranty: On gold and all metal prosthesis
(#Subject to terms and conditions)

What to discuss with your dentist before surgery?

Remember to discuss these key pointers before your dental procedure.

Ask for denstist’s credentials:

This helps you make a confident decision about choosing the right dentist.

Tell your medical/ dental history:

  • Inform your dentist about your medical condition (if any)
  • Don’t miss this out, especially for major procedures like implants

Let your dentist know your situation:

Send them the following dental documents (if available) via email:

  • CT scan
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Panoramic X-ray

If you do not have these records, you can also send photographs of your teeth.

Dental X-rays

Send Your Dental Reports

Ask questions

Know everything you can about your dental treatment.

You can discuss the following with your dentist:

  • The material or technology they would use
  • Prices and features for different materials used for the treatment

Based on this you may choose what suits you the best.

Familiarize yourself with post-procedure care questions as you plan your dental trip.

This will help you manage any avoidable complications.

Post-Surgery Care

Here are a couple of points you need to know after your dental work in Los Algodones.

Will I be able to eat normally after dental surgery?

Note that you will be recommended to eat a soft-food diet for a few days after your procedure.

Gradually, you’ll be able to eat normally.

The dentist may recommend avoiding certain foods that can harm your prosthesis or gums.[5]Colgate
Soft food diet options: What to eat after a dental surgery?
“ but sometimes your dentist or oral surgeon will recommend eating only soft foods after specific dental procedures, like extractions and implants, to prevent damage to your teeth, gums, crown, or other prosthetic work…Eating soft foods after dental surgery is necessary to ensure proper healing. ”
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Make sure you follow your dentist’s post-surgery instructions for a smoother recovery.

Soft mashed food

Stick to Soft-Food Diet

What if there are complications after reaching home?

Keep in mind that you understand the follow-up care instructions from your dentist before leaving the clinic.

This will help you handle any unexpected situations with ease.

If your dental treatment is under warranty and meets warranty conditions, you can get the follow-up for free.

Discussing with dentist

Receive Aftercare Instructions

Now you are aware of pre and post-dental procedure considerations.

Make sure you don’t neglect the travel aspects.

They significantly contribute to a joyful dental trip!

Travel Guide Los Algodones

Here are all the details for safe and comfortable dental tourism in Los Algodones.

How To Reach Los Algodones?

You can either drive or fly to reach here.


Many American patients drive to Los Algodones.

This Mexican border town is less than 11 miles from Yuma, Arizona.

You can cross the US-Mexico border at Andrade, California.

Once you cross the border, you will find our dental clinic within walking distance.

See the table below for distances and travel times to reach Los Algodones from nearby US cities.

Distance Between Los Algodones & Major US Cities
City Distance Approx. driving time
Yuma 11 miles 23 min
Las Vegas 289 miles 4 hr 48 min
Los Angeles 266 miles 4 hr 13 min
San Diego 165 miles 2 hr 39 min

Los Algodones from Major US cities

Los Algodones From Major US Cites

You must be wondering if a US driving license and vehicle insurance are valid in Algodones, Mexico.

Note that a US driving license is valid here.

You will need Mexican tourist auto insurance to bring your vehicle into Mexico.[6]Forbes
How To Buy Car Insurance For Mexico
“Mexican law requires all vehicles to have car insurance. Your U.S. car insurance typically won’t cover you unless you buy extra insurance, sometimes called Mexico tourist auto insurance or Mexican car insurance.”
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In addition, you will need temporary vehicle importation permit to drive in Mexican territory.[7]Relaciones Exteriores
Temporary Importation Permit of Foreign Vehicles
“Whether you enter to Mexico on a tourist visa (less than 180 days) or on a Temporary/Permanent Resident visa (more than 180 days), you need to apply for a Temporary Importation Permit for your vehicle”
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Entry port

Driving through the Andrade entry port is the best way to reach Los Algodones.

Port operates seven days a week between 6 am to 10 pm.

Andrade entry port

Andrade Entry Port

Park your car with ease!

The dental facility has its own parking lot, and you can park there free of cost.

Alternatively, park the car on US side of border.

Parking lot at Andrade entry port

Parking Lot at Andrade Entry Port

We recommend you check the traffic at the border to avoid long waiting times. Check here.

Note that our partner clinics are just a few blocks away from here.

So, you can take a short walk to the clinic.

Otherwise, avail the free shuttle provided by our associated clinics.


If you choose to fly, you can take a flight to the nearest airport.

The nearest American airport is the Yuma International Airport, Arizona (IATA: YUM).

It is 14 miles from Algodones.

You can avail of the clinic’s free shuttle service from the Yuma International Airport.

Drive from Yuma international airport to Los Algodones

Yuma International Airport to Los Algodones

If you are worried about safety in Los Algodones, we have you covered!

Is It Safe To Go to Los Algodones for Dental Work?

Going to Los Algodones for dental work is safe when you research well.

Local and international patients have trusted our partner clinics in Los Algodones for over 30 years.

They rely on state-of-the-art technology like CAD/CAM and dental lasers for precision and accuracy.

Further, you will get treated by highly skilled dentists. They are board-certified and have gained expertise through years of experience.

In addition, they use popular implant brands like Straumann, Nobel Biocare, and BHI Shark.

Furthermore, our partner clinics in Los Algodones, adhere to utmost sterilisation protocols.

They follow international safety standards ensuring optimal results.

If you are concerned about the safety in Los Algodones, note that Los Algodones is a safe town.[8]Trying To Unwind
Everything You Need to Know about the Los Algodones Mexico Border for a Day Trip [2023]
“Is Los Algodones Mexico safe to travel to? Yes, Los Algodones is safe to visit.”
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Thousands of Americans visit this town every year and you don’t have to worry![9]Bangkok post
Americans seek cheaper dentistry in Mexico’s ‘Molar City’ 
“Hundreds of thousands of Americans travel across the Mexican border every year to the tiny town of Los Algodones, in search not of sun and sand, but root canals and veneers.”
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Let’s head towards the document requirements.

Visa and Passport for Dental Work in Los Algodones

It is mandatory to carry a valid passport book if you are reaching by air.[10]Travel.State.Gov
Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements
“A valid passport book is required to enter Mexico by air, and those attempting to enter at an airport with a U.S. passport card only may be denied admission.”
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Note that carrying a passport card can lead to denial at the entry port.

For this reason, it is advised to carry your passport book to avoid any hassle.

Remember that it is valid during the period of your stay.[11]Relaciones Exteriores
What documents do I need to enter Mexico?
“A valid passport or travel document. There is no need for a minimum period of validity of the passport (for example 6 months); but this document must be valid during the length of your stay in Mexico.”
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What Documents Should I Pack?

Here’s the list of documents recommended to carry for a hassle-free dental trip to Algodones:

  • Passport
  • FMM for short-term visits
  • Mexican tourist auto insurance
  • Valid picture ID like a driver’s license
  • Temporary vehicle importation permit
  • Dental insurance card and policy (if present)
  • Tourist visa if you plan to stay for more than 180 days
  • Relevant dental and medical reports like X-rays, CT scans, and lab reports

If you are wondering where to stay during the dental treatment, we have covered you!

Hotels To Stay for Dental Work in Los Algodones

Los  Algodones is a small town near Yuma, Arizona. You will find comfortable places to stay within walk distance.

Here are a few hotels you may consider for a seamless experience.

Hacienda Los Algodones

Hacienda Los Algodones

0.2 miles from Sani Dental

Hotel Ceilto Lindo

Hotel Ceilto Lindo

0.01 mile from Sani

<0.5 miles from Dental Solutions

When is the best time to plan my dental trip to Algodones?

The warm climate here in Los Algodones makes it a beloved winter holiday spot.[12]Kyma News
Los Algodones: A tourist destination for winter visitors
“The warm, dry climate of the area attracts a number of older tourists from across the United States and Canada who winter in the nearby towns of Yuma and Winterhaven, California. ”
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So, the peak season for dental tourists in Algodones is between December to March.

You can avoid scheduling your appointment during the peak season to avoid waiting times.

Can I Enjoy Tourist Activities in Algodones During My Dental Trip?

It depends on your situation, treatment, and the amount of time you have.

Note that certain foods and activities may be bad for your dental treatment.

We recommend consulting your dentist before indulging in any tourist activities.

If your dentist approves, consider enjoying your time exploring the delights of Los Algodones.

Exploring Los Algodones, Mexico Beyond the Dental Chair

The warm, charming Mexican climate will boost your mood.

Who said a dental holiday would be boring?

A dental trip to Los Algodones, Mexico can make your time truly fulfilling.

You can take a quick tour in Mediplaza for a complete medical tourism experience.


It has everything – dining, healing, and lodging- all in one spot!

Not only that, but it’s also an excellent spot to shop for eyewear and lenses, plus you can enjoy spa services.

The best part?

Our partner clinic is right here within the same building complex as Mediplaza.

So you don’t have to venture into unfamiliar areas.


Mediplaza, Los Algodones

Mexican Cuisine

When it comes to food, authentic Mexican cuisine takes the crown.

Its signature ingredients, like native corn and zesty chile peppers, capture genuine appreciation.

So, while you’re in Los Algodones, dig into these must-try Mexican dishes!

Just a heads-up, though!

Before diving in, make sure your food choices match your post-procedure care.

Or, why not give them a try before your procedure itself?


It is a traditional Mexican dish.

The tender, fluffy chicken or pork mixed with veggies and cheese wrapped up and gently cooked in banana leaves or corn husk.

It’s like a taste of heaven right on earth.

Tender Mexican Tamales

Mexican Tamales

Mexican Conchas

Conchas Mexican Sweet Bread


Give this Mexican sweet bread a shot for breakfast or as a snack.

Conchas in Spanish means shells.

Make sure you savor the crispness of the topping as you sink your teeth into the fluffy conchas.


Try these little tortillas made from wheat or corn, stuffed with flavorful chicken or pork.

The garnished onions and cilantro and lime add a special flavor.

Top them generously with cheese or a dollop of sour cream or salsa.

Crispy Mexican Tacos

Mexican Tacos


It’s never too late to start taking care of yourself.

Begin your journey towards oral health with dental work in Los Algodones.

Enjoy priority appointments with the best dentists.

And the icing on the cake? The prices won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Pack your bags for an unforgettable dental trip in Mexico.

Reach out for a free quote, and allow us to ensure a smoother and comfortable journey for you.


Is it worth going to Los Algodones for dental work?

Choosing Los Algodones for dental work is a good choice. You will enjoy a buffet of benefits on a single plate.

Quality treatment at a fraction of US costs, priority appointments, free consultations, shuttles, and English-speaking staff.

Besides, you will get a warranty on your dental treatment.

Altogether, it will be a hassle-free experience.


1. Expatistan: Cost of living in Mexico compared to United States
2. Hazlitt: Molar City
3. Kyma News: Los Algodones: A tourist detsination for winter visitors
4. Laingbuisson News: Dental tourism in Mexico rebounds
5. Colgate: Soft food diet options: What to eat after dental treatment?
6. Forbes: How to buy car insurance for Mexico?
7. Travel.State.Gov: Mexico International travel information
8. Relaciones Exteriores: What documents do I need to enter Mexico?
9. Colgate: What are dental crowns and tooth bridges?
10. Trying to unwind: Everything you need to know about Los Algodones Mexico border for a day trip
11. Bangkok post: Americans seek cheaper dnetistry in Mexico’s Molar city