People traveling to another country to receive medical or dental services are more common every day, and there are a lot of reasons why these people rather take a flight than go to a local dentist. But, where to go when you need extensive dental work and your budget is limited? We have the perfect place for you.
Molar City, the Best Place in Mexico
What’s Molar City and why is it called that way? Los Algodones is a small town in Baja California, Mexico, just right next to the Yuma, AZ Border. Thanks to its convenient location it has become very popular among dental tourists.
The name “Molar City” was given to Los Algodones because it has more than 300 dental clinics, and many of them offer the same high-quality treatments as the ones in the United States and Canada, but the prices are way more affordable. Plus, this small border town does not only has inexpensive dental care, it also has low-cost shopping places, restaurants and drug stores where you can get prescription medicines.
The warm weather of the area is one of the main attractions for the tourists, especially for the ones that visit from Canada and the North of the United States, where the temperatures tend to be very low.
History of Molar City
The name Los Algodones is translated as “cotton buds”, and is believed to be derived from the Indian word Halchidomas, which is the name of a tribe of Indians who lived in the Yuma, Arizona territory back in the 17th century. The similarity in the names was the cause that the town is known as Los Algodones.
This town has its first growth boom during the U.S. prohibition era, tourists used to cross the border to play and drink. But nowadays, the town has established a good reputation among dental tourists as a safe and entertaining destination to save money on medical and healthcare needs.
At the end of the XIX century, the canalization works of the Colorado River promoted by Mr. Charles Rockwood to water the Mexicali and Imperial Valleys initiated in Los Algodones. Months after this began, wild plants of the region grew on the sides of the Colorado River reaching heights of 5 ft., and they formed a flower that gave as a fruit the cotton plant.
Best Things to Do in Molar City
Los Algodones has grown thanks to the people who visit every day, and that’s one of the main reasons why this town is devoted to its visitors. Residents will make you feel like if you’ve never left home because everything you need will be at your disposal, and once you visit you’ll probably won’t feel the need to leave.
In this town, everything is walking distance: restaurants, curios shops, drug stores, hotels… there’s no need for a car.
MediPlaza Los Algodones is the newest attraction in town, and is the only place in the area where different business have come together to give patients the best travel experience. This medical plaza offers stem cell therapy, hyperbaric chamber treatments, a surgery center, and even a pharmacy!
The hotel on the second floor is the cherry on top, Cielito Lindo has beautiful Mexican decorations and amenities like a Jacuzzi, terrace area and private parking. The hotel’s guests don’t need to walk long distances to get what they need. MediPlaza also has a coffee shop and a Mexican Restaurant. Plus, if you’re Sani Dental Group patient, the clinic is next door to the plaza.
Affordable Dental Treatments in Molar City
Like we said, Los Algodones has grown a lot in the last decades. More and more people cross the border every day to get dental treatments. The low prices along with the lack of dental insurance, and the short proximity of Mexico has resulted as three of the main reasons why North Americans have become dental tourists in this Latin American country.
The affordable cost and high-quality of dental procedures are one of the main reasons why Molar City has become very popular between foreigners. Procedures like dental implants, crowns, All-On-4, or root canal are around 50 to 70 percent less of what they cost in US or Canada.
Sani Dental Group is not only the largest dental group in Los Algodones, is one of the largest in Mexico as well. We have more than 30 dentists in two different locations dedicated to treat all your dental needs, and the advantages of getting treated at SDG are almost infinite: shuttle service, lodging and not to mention the offers we have for you.
Before making any decision, seek out evaluations from previous patients, this will help to make up your mind. You are paying the bill, you have the right to know everything there is to know about your dentist’s training and experience.
If you have any questions about Sani Dental Group treatments or are ready to book an appointment now, don’t hesitate in giving us a call. One of our patient coordinators will be happy to help you in the first step to recover your smile.