A small Mexican border town, popular with American tourists, Algodones is fast becoming a well-known destination for expert medical and dental treatment. It is situated on the Northernmost tip of Mexico, on the borders with Arizona and California, and has long been a favorite of US and Canadian citizens who come for the mild weather, shopping and inexpensive restaurants. It is a traditional town, many shops still with colorful hand-painted signs, and there are many fiestas throughout the year, making Algodones an enjoyable place to visit.
Algodones is situated just seven miles south of Yuma, on the Interstate 8, making it easy to get to by road. Air travel to Algodones is also convenient with major airports located not only at Yuma but Phoenix, Palm Springs and San Diego. Reasonably-priced accommodation is readily available throughout the area, including Yuma. Many tourists travel in from the US and Canada and cross the border either by car or foot. It is simple to do and there are generally no queues, unless it is Peak Season between December and March.
More recently, US and Canadian citizens have been taking advantage of Algodones' convenient location and inexpensive prices to receive expert medical and dental treatment at a fraction of the cost back home. Whether it is necessary dental treatment or cosmetic dentistry, such as tooth whitening, there are specialists to meet all your dental needs in Algodones.
As well as the cost of tooth whitening in Algodones, which is significantly cheaper than in the US and Canada, Algodones is also conveniently placed for travelling to and from the US and Canada. It is also an interesting place to visit, being a typical Mexican border town.
Dental care and expertise here is among the highest in the world, with the latest techniques and treatments all available Dentists are highly qualified, many having trained in the US, Canada and Europe, so you can be sure you are receiving the very best tooth whitening treatments obtainable.
Most dental practices offer two types of tooth whitening. One is in-surgery laser tooth whitening, and the other is professional home whitening kits. Both procedures use a peroxide-based bleaching gel of between 3%-30% peroxide. Higher concentrations of peroxide are more effective for whitening teeth, but it can also lead to greater sensitivity of the surrounding tissue and lips.
Laser tooth whitening uses a light-activated bleaching gel. It produces instant results and takes around 2 hours in the dental surgery. Before the tooth whitening process can be begin the teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to remove tartar and stains. The dentist will then make a record of the shade of the teeth before the procedure commences. The area will be prepared for the procedure by ensuring the gums, lips and cheeks are kept away for the teeth so that only the teeth are exposed to the bleaching gel. Eye goggles are provided to prevent damage from the laser. Once the teeth have had the bleaching gel applied the dentist will expose the laser to activate the gel. After around 15 minutes the gel is removed and process repeated twice. When the treatment is complete, the dentist will remove all traces of the gel and mouth protection and will check the final result with a shade chart to evaluate how much whiter the teeth have become.
Firstly, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and a model made from this to make custom whitening trays. Once the trays are made, usually within a week, you use them in combination with whitening gel, provided by your dentist, at home. Dependent upon the tooth whitening system, some trays are worn for a couple of hours a day, and some overnight. Treatment is continued until you are happy with the results.
Typical costs for laser tooth whitening are over $1000 in the US and Canada and professional home bleaching systems around $500.
In Algodones the cost is around $200 for laser tooth whitening and $150 for professional home tooth whitening systems.
Algodones is a convenient location for undergoing tooth whitening treatments, which can be carried out in a day. Even with the costs of travel, considerable savings can be made on laser tooth whitening.
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