Delaying Dental Care due to High Costs? Don’t.

Waiting Will Cost You Much More Later.

  • Dental Treatments in Costa Rica Are Inexpensive and Cutting-Edge

  • We have a saying in Costa Rica that goes, “lo barato sale caro,” or “cheap things end up being expensive.” This is especially true in relation to dental care.

Our very own Dr. Mario Garita oversees every treatment in our clinic. His efforts have made him a leader in medical tourism in Costa Rica.

Our very own Dr. Mario Garita oversees every treatment in our clinic. His efforts have made him a leader in medical tourism in Costa Rica.

For many people in North America, dental care is very expensive. So much so, in fact, that a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Health Affairs found that more people avoid dental work because of the cost than any other type of healthcare service.

The study also showed that adults aged 19-64 are the most likely demographic to skip dental care due to costs – nearly 13% skipped treatments because of cost. For adults living below the poverty line, that number increases to nearly 25%.

Some other reasons were cited, such as trouble finding a dentist who takes their insurance, inconvenient appointment times or trouble getting to the clinic. But cost was the main reason.

We have a saying in Costa Rica that goes, “lo barato sale caro” or “cheap things end up being expensive”. This is especially true in relation to dental care.

If you skip cleanings, ignore cavities and don’t take care of minor issues, you could be looking at much more elaborate, expensive procedures down the line, not to mention the psychological toll painful chewing and a less-than-perfect smile can cause. And with prices for dental services so high in the US and Canada, when you finally must get the treatment, it might be way out of your budget.

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Mario Garita's Team.

Mario Garita’s Team.

Frog from Costa Rica, under Mario Garita magnifying glass