Living in a border town in South Texas, has great advantages. People come here to spend the winter months and take advantage of being so close to the Mexican Border. There are many towns along the border, but none like this one in the world. There are 250 dentists in an 8-10 square block area. It’s the safest, securest, and most convenient little town on the border called, Nuevo Progreso, Tamps. “The capital of dentistry in Mexico.” No joke its hard to believe that they can all make a living. People flock here to take advantage of dental care here among many other things such as Cosmetic Surgeons, Glasses, and Medications, for themselves, as well as there pets. But most come for dental work. Here, you can not only afford to get your teeth fixed, but you maybe able to get the best option on the market today. Like Implants to hold in those bottom dentures. Or non metal crowns, such as, Zirconium or Empress Crowns. Or thin, lite weight, non metal Val-Plast Partial. So, why suffer.
Here unlike the dental offices in the US, there is no charge for exam and estimates. You don’t need an appointment six months in advance and wait two to three weeks for dental work to come back from the lab. The labs are located in most cases just blocks from the dentists office. The labs come to pick up the jobs, and can sometimes have it done within the same day, using the same materials as would be used in the US. Checks, Credit Card. They even fill out forms for your Dental Insurance. And most are happy to pay. All this and one third the cost of dental work in the US.
Medications and dental work is what most people come here for. But the sidewalks are also lined with stands that sell hats, blankets, dresses, wood crafts, pottery, art, jewelry leather goods, and curios of all kinds. Liquor and cigarettes and perfumes can also be bought at the duty free stores at a good discount. Just pay your taxes on the way back.
All that shopping can make one thirsty and hungry. There are a variety of eateries and bars in a variety of price ranges. Taco stands on the street are popular. You could eat at one of these for about three dollars. There are other places for fine dinning which can cost you from four to twenty dollars a person. One of the popular things to try here is called Cabrito, or young goat. Its a must try when visiting Mexico.
Plan a trip and see what this little town has to offer. Fly drive or take a bus. Bring the whole family have dental work done and save a lot.. Make it soon though because the laws are going to change. Soon you will need to have a passport to come back from your trip.