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To the (Mexican) dentist


While much of the USA/Mexican border is a dangerous place, the crossing at Nuevo Progresso is still safe and secure.  It caters to us old folks with medical issues.  Cross the border, you’ll find dentists, doctors, pharmacies, and of course liquor stores.  Hawkers on the street try to lure you in for a quick cleaning or whatever.

This is our third year to head down there for our cleaning and checkup.  There is a dentist, right on the border, that is US trained and has all the latest equipment.  The office help speaks English, and the facilities are clean.  Water is purified.

So we had our teeth cleaned and checked.  In my case, cleaning, full set of X-Rays, and a dentist checkup cost $90.  Hey, it’s one way to make that small SS pension work!

On the bridge into Mexico

There are still many poor people in Mexico, looking for a handout

Looking down the main street of Nuevo Progresso

Our dentist office. Yes, you cn get Margaritas in the courtyard and sit under the gazebo to calm those pains

The view from my dentist chair. We're RIGHT on the border, that is the Mexican border crossing you see

  1. sis
    January 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

    hmmm? I just paid 1800,- for my” ïmplantaat”from my small dutch pension…….:-(.

  2. Scott
    January 30, 2012 at 7:30 am

    He may be a great dentist … but that is the first time I have seen a “rinse and spit basin” next to the chair in a lot years. Hope things are going well. I just signed up to follow your blog. Linda and I are headed for Panama in May … this blog reminds me that I may want to take care of any light medical needs while I am there. No heavy surgery this time around though.

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