Affordable Dental Care Options: Dental School or Dental Tourism

A visit to the local dentist is becoming too expensive for most Americans. While prices for routine check-ups and cleanings are somewhat reasonable, prices for dental implants, crowns and full mouth restorations have reached stratospheric heights. Across the USA, dental implants are priced at $1900-$2500. In some markets, a dental implant can cost as much […]

Using Dental Insurance in Costa Rica

We hear complaints daily that dental care in the USA is unaffordable, with prices so high that most average Americans cannot afford even basic dental care. But if you have dental insurance, care is affordable in the USA right? Nope. Even with insurance, most Americans cannot afford major dental care like dental implants or an […]

Dental Sealants and Fluorides: A Method For Preventing Tooth Decay

Sealants Most people get dental cavities at some point in their life, luckily this is a common problem that can easily be prevented. Tooth decay can create extensive dental damage, not only causing the need for expensive restorations and root canals, but also tooth loss which leads to more complicated situations like distorted facial appearance. […]

Do you have Osteoporosis? Don’t forget to tell your dentist!

Communication between the dentist and the patient is crucial for diagnosis of any possible condition. Patients should always inform their dentist if they are currently taking medication to control a specific condition or disease, and if they have any type of allergies. When a patient has osteoporosis, it becomes even more important to let the […]

Should I Replace My Silver and Mercury Fillings?

Dental Fillings If you have teeth…you probably have a filling. In the past, the most popular material for fillings was silver (amalgam). However in recent years there has been controversy about the safety of silver amalgam fillings. Let’s take a closer look at the reality of amalgams so you can decide whether to remove them […]

Modern Dentistry: Digital Systems

Along with many technological advances, dentistry has evolved towards becoming more digital in the past few years. The newest systems include computerized methods, and new materials are constantly being introduced in the market with promising results, ensuring increased success and longevity of restorations. CAD/CAM CAD/CAM means computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Through digital methods like […]

Dental Sensitivity

When cold, heat, pressure or certain flavors cause pain or discomfort to your teeth, this is known as dental sensitivity. The dentin layer of your teeth is a relatively soft, yellow layer that lies underneath the protecting enamel layer (white part of teeth). Enamel can be lost with cavities, fractures or abrasions caused by improper […]

Periodontics: Gingivitis And Periodontitis

Periodontics refers to the tissues surrounding the teeth. This includes gums, oral mucosa, ligaments and bone. A biofilm of debris and bacteria attach to the surface of teeth after eating. This is commonly known as dental plaque and it must be removed completely after brushing and flossing. If plaque is not successfully removed, it slowly […]

The Role of Preventive Dental Care in Costa Rica

Dental care can be classified in different ways. One of these classifications is preventive care vs. corrective care. Due to the increase in price of dental care in the United States, many people are neglecting to obtain the preventive care that they need. This includes visits to the dentist, correcting teeth alignment, eliminating plaque, and […] Connects International Dental Patients with Costa Rica Dentists

Costa Rica is full of destinations that have attracted international tourists for years: beaches, museums, nature, incredible food and culture. Today, you can add another reason why thousands of foreigners are visiting Costa Rica: dental care. “If you’d told me ten years ago I’d be going to see the dentist in Costa Rica, I’d have […]