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Different cultures have different influences and ideas of beauty. Pre-Hispanic cultures placed lots of importance on their looks specially their teeth and they delved on primitive dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and more. Even Hernan Cortez reported back to the King of Spain how Aztecs were obsessed with their oral health and had extensive dental works and remedies to treat sickness and bad breath. Let’s go over some of their most surprising practices:

 

implantat_altSea shells: Believe it or not there is definitive evidence of dental implants being used for at least cosmetic reasons. Researchers found a Mayan skull which had had a cut out sea shell implanted into the maxilla’s bone. It was likely hammered into the bone to restore a mostly complete smile. The researchers said this was done when the woman was still alive, as there are signs of healing on the «dental implant». While this is not common, it is important to point out that sea shells did have some level of biocompatibility with the bone because their high calcium content and structure. Still, it is certainly not an ideal durable material and we cringe to think how painful must have been to get it done without anesthesia. We can only hope these patients were previously given something to make them endure the pain. Ouch!

 

dientes ixtontonDental carvings:  Dental carvings are much more common on archaeological record than the sea shell implants (we guess pain has a lot to do with that). In any case, both Aztecs and Mayans carved their teeth with lines and even filed the edges of their teeth giving them different forms. There are some paintings and statues that depict Aztec gods with these types of carvings on their teeth, so is no surprise Aztecs wanted to emulate them.

 

 

 

dientes_mayas_4Decorative jade:  While Mayans and Aztecs lacked complex devices and machinery, they would find ways to purposely drill a hole on the front teeth and insert little pieces of jade into them. They used some kind of adhesive to make them stick to the teeth. So far we still do not know how the adhesive was done. The inserts were usually found on members of the upper classes and it is implied it was a sign of power or influence.

 

 

In modern times, people still like to put diamonds or fantasy jewelry on their teeth. In fact we have had several patients with diamonds or other decorations on their teeth and crowns. If you already have some of these types of decorations and wish to keep them on your new dentures or crowns, we will tell you if this is possible on your particular case and dental treatment. Our dentists in Cancun will be able to respond to your questions. If you wish more information about this service call our dental planners and they will explain all the little details to you con the following toll free number 1-800-565-1424.

 

 

 

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Happy Patient Review Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry

We had the privilege of having Nora Gutierrez at Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a Mexican expat living in North Carolina for the last decade. Her teeth had always been a high priority for her but eventually her dental problems started to grow: crowns, root canals, bridges… Dentists in USA offered her some discounts on her treatments but that wasn’t enough… she simply couldn’t afford it. It was not so long ago that a friend recommended us to her, saying she could save up to 70% on her treatment.  Nora was skeptical at first. She went to our website and after looking through the information available about dental implants she decided to take the shot.

 

As soon as she arrived at our clinic she realized she was in good hands. Our facilities are state of the art, with the best equipment available and decorated with paintings and sculptures made by German Arzate, our head doctor. He’s also an artist with highly skilled hands and excellent spacial perception.

 

Nora realized that (in her case) the total cost of her implants would be around 60% cheaper than in USA. She knows Mexico, she knows Cancun and knows that Mexican dentists have much more hands on experience than their USA counterparts because dental care is much more affordable here.

 

Nora finished up the first half of her treatment and she feels no additional discomfort beyond what you would expect from a dental surgery. She told us she had friends already expecting her to come back to tell them her experience to see if they would also come to our clinic. She’s pictured above with our Mexican dentist Dr. Cesar Ibañez.

 

«The attention was really good. The people are kind. I’m ready to recommend the clinic. The doctors, the staff, they were awesome!»

 

You can also improve your smile while enjoying the white sand beaches of the Caribbean! Send us your x-rays and photos so we can give you a personal evaluation of your case at no charge.  If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Beware: Oral Health can affect your pregnancy.

 

When a woman realizes she is pregnant she focuses on improving her overall health. She starts to eat better, takes necessary supplements and tries to avoid any hazardous activities. What many might overlook is how much the dental health of an expectant mother might influence on her pregnancy.  Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby, reports the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).

 

Periodontal disease is a chronic, bacteria-induced, inflammatory condition that attacks the gum tissue and in more severe cases, the bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with other systemic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

 

Tenderness, redness, or swollen gums are a few indications of periodontonal disease. Other symptoms include gums that bleed with toothbrushing or eating, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath, and loose teeth. These signs, especially during pregnancy, should not be ignored and may require treatment from a dental professional.

 

Pregnancy and gum disease, Dental healthRoutine brushing and flossing, and seeing a periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation during pregnancy may decrease the chance of adverse pregnancy complications. It is important for expectant mothers to monitor their periodontal health and to have a conversation with their periodontist or dentist about the most appropriate care. By maintaining your periodontal health, you are not only supporting your overall health, but also helping to ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.

 

Usually, antibiotics are prescribed, but for pregnant women with periodontal disease their options are reduced; dental cleanings and the use of special mouthwash might be recommended instead. Getting the necessary dental care in USA and Canada might be too costly, especially with all the incoming expenses for the baby.  We can provide dental cleanings much cheaper than in USA with the same quality.  If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

 

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Happy Patient Review from Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry

Bryan is another Happy Patient from Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry! He’s from Austin, Texas and he needed to have some dental crowns done.  He’s pictured above with our Mexican dentists Cesar Ibañez and Yadira Badillo. While searching online for dental tourism in Mexico he found our website with all the information he needed. He also visited other 7 different pages with other price and quality options, but he realized our dentistry service was the best choice.

 

He was skeptical at first, but just like thousands of patients before him, he finally arrived to Cancun to get his dental work done and once he got through our doors he felt completely comfortable.  Our customer checked on him through the entire process making sure he had all the information he needed. Not only his crowns were affordable, but virtually painless as we use local anesthesia to make sure you won’t suffer needlessly.

 

On his own words: «If you are considering coming to Mexico to get dental work, I would say, come here FIRST! Last stop! You will be amazingly pleased! See? Brand new smile! I’m very very happy. You will be happy too!»

 

Bryan, thank you so much for trusting in us. We are so glad you feel like that and you are really in good hands. We would like to make every patient leave with a new smile too! You can be the next one! You can also improve your smile while enjoying the white sand beaches of the Caribbean! Send us your x-rays and photos so we can give you a personal evaluation of your case at no charge.  If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Roger Hill, Happy Patient, Dental Crowns

 

Today is Tuesday, that means we have a Happy Patient to share with you! Roger came all the way from Minnesota with his lovely wife Stacy to get some dental crowns done. Stacy wanted him to be happy and be able to smile again, so Roger decided it was on his best interest to get his treatment from our dental clinic in Cancun.  His experience with other dentist had been regular at best so he made his research through the internet to make sure we were what we said we were… leaders of dental tourism in Mexico!

 

He spent some wonderful days in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres while he waited for his dental crowns to be finished. You can also enjoy an amazing vacation on our Caribbean beaches by getting the work done here. We are much cheaper than clinics in USA and Canada, while offering the same high quality materials and service. You can save up to 70% on your dental treatments!

 

Roger is pictured above with two of our Mexican Doctors Yadira Badillo (left) and Rebeca Llamosas (right).  All members of our dental staff speak English so you don’t have to worry about anything but having a great vacation.  Our customer care will try to accommodate your needs and answer all your questions to make you feel at home and relaxed.  Roger left Cancun very happy with the work we did and wants to come back later and even bring his brother in law along. Roger, thank you so much for trusting on our dental skills! We are so glad you feel like that!

 

You can also improve your smile like he did! Send us your xrays and photos so we can give you a personal evaluation of your case at no extra charge.  If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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FDA approved Dental implants in cancun cosmetic dentistry

Kevin from Vancouver is another happy patient who came to our dental clinic in Cancun this past April. He’s pictured here with our Mexican Dentist Dr Rebecca. Kevin is a wood contractor and he got an amazing new look for his smile with the help our dental implants. Remember, the dental implants we use are made of FDA approved materials imported from the USA. You get the same product, amazing service and a makeover during your vacations in paradise! What is not to like?

 

Comparing the prices of other dental implants in Vancouver and Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry, you will realize you can save up to 70% just by having them done in Mexico. You might like to know our facilities have also been inspected and approved by the American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID) to hold Live Implant Courses.  We have a professional team of doctors and an excellent customer service staff that will answer all your doubts. Come check it out for yourself. For further information you can check out the following link https://www.cancuncosmeticdentistry.com/affordable-dental-crowns-mexico/ or call toll free from USA and Canada at 1-800-565-1424

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For a long time the jaw bone structure of ancient humans has fascinated anthropologists and dentists alike. As it happens there are some marked differences between the structure on hunter gatherer groups (28,000 BCE) and the early farmers on (12,000 BCE).

 

The research done on the first farmers of the Levant shows are smaller versions of their hunter-gatherer predecessors. The diet of the hunter-gatherer was based on «hard» foods like wild uncooked vegetables and meat, while the staple diet of the sedentary farmer is based on «soft» cooked or processed foods like cereals and legumes. With soft cooked foods there is less of a requirement for chewing which in turn lessens the size of the jaws but without a corresponding reduction in the dimensions of the teeth, there is no adequate space in the jaws and this often results in malocclusion and dental crowding.

Lower jaw and teeth of Mesolithic hunter-gatherer (Credit: Olivia Cheronet)   Malocclusion on Lower jaw and teeth of Early Neolithic farmer (Credit: Olivia Cheronet)

 

The link between chewing, diet, and related dental wear patterns is well known in the scientific literature. Today, malocclusion and dental crowding affects around one in five people in modern-world populations.

 

Here at Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry we see this problem everyday with people who have lost most or all of their teeth. The bone on their maxilla or jaw start to lose volume because of the lack of chewing stimuli. This provokes the remaining teeth to shift and cause all kinds of problems.

 

This is why is so important to try to keep your mouth in top condition, prevention tooth decay or replacing missing teeth. Our facility has a wide range of options that help you restore functionality and looks to your teeth at much more affordable prices than in USA and Canada. You can save up to 70% compared to dentists back home and still enjoy a wonderful vacation on Cancun. If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Vacation on Cancun

Summer is here! Thinking on coming over and enjoy this tropical paradise and get some dental work done at the same time? This is the right decision for you! The beaches start to fill and Cancun is bustling with life during this season.

Summer Vacation in Cancun - Dentist in CancunCancun is made up by two main zones: downtown and the Hotel Zone, which is technically a long stretch of an island connected to the main land through two small bridges. The Hotel zone has two coast lines… on one side you have the Caribbean Sea with its signature white sand beaches, and in the other side you will find the Nichupte Lagoon. The lagoon has plenty of mangroves and even some crocodiles!

 

You will get to see sail boats navigating down the lagoon and along the coast, decorated with strip lights that make it seems like out of a dream.

Summer Vacation in Cancun - Dentist in Cancun - Mayan ruins in CancunYou can take advantage of Cancun’s proximity to several archaeological sites around the Yucatan Peninsula. Right here in the hotel zone you can find the Mayan Museum, which has access to a small local site. Chichen Itza is a couple of hours away by car or by bus. There are plenty of tours available to take you there, offering transportation, a small lunch and some even have the option of enjoying a fascinating night show at the pyramid.

Summer Vacation in Cancun - Dentist in Cancun - XoximilcoCloser to Cancun, you can also opt for an evening at Xoximilco, one of Xcaret‘s theme parks. This place is amazing! It is seeks to duplicate the feeling of the traditional “trajineras” found on Mexico City. These are flat boats where family and friends enjoy a small Mexican party with music, drinks and food as they float down a water way.

You can also go fishing and golfing in Cancun! Right in Cancun you will find 4 main golf courses: Puerto Cancun Golf Club, the Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, the Riviera Cancun Golf Club and the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club. You will find several other golf courses south of the airport, on the way to Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen.

You can enjoy all of these during your vacation in Cancun while you wait for your dental work to finish. If you want to know more about our services call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.

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Dental crown care essentials

It is very important that you give your dental crowns special attention to clean them. Remember, the main function of a crown is to cover most or all of a damaged tooth to restore its looks and functionality.  Failing to clean all food leftovers and debris trapped between your teeth and the crown could lead to a number of problems. The accumulation could provoke gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay, etc.   Follow these easy crown care essentials to keep them in top condition:

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Brushing: It is essential to brush to keep your teeth healthy, especially now that you have the crowns. Brush your teeth after every meal.  The bare minimum teeth brushing is twice a day; you should brush them after breakfast and just before going to bed. Not take midnight snacks or you will need to brush them again!

Flossing:  You should floss at the very least once a day. When you brush you are missing the 30-40% of your teeth’s surface. This is why flossing is so important. You need to slide the floss out in a horizontal way, instead of up and down trying to snap food particles from there. Doing it up and down might end up dislodging the crown cap. If you have any questions on how to floss properly you should ask your dentist.

Waterpick:  Waterpicks are very practical devices that produce a stream of pressured water that helps dislodge food and plaque from the hard to reach places. This is a perfect addition to your daily cleaning routine.

Mouthwash:   Complement your daily brushing and flossing with mouthwash. You can ask your dentist what type of mouthwash you can use for better results.

Professional Dental cleaning: Don’t miss your dentist appointment! Is essential that you visit your dentist twice a year for checkups and professional dental cleanings. Your dentist will also ensure you don’t have any complications or tooth decay.

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An additional suggestion is to not try to bite down very hard or sticky foods like caramel or raw vegetables. Crowns are not as hard as the enamel of your teeth that can handle lots of pressure. You should be careful not put too much strain on crowned teeth or they might break.

If during your vacation in Cancun you have problems with your crowns, you can call us at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25 and we will delighted to help you!

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