When it comes to health and hygiene, our teeth and gums are perhaps the most overlooked areas of the body. What we don’t realize is how dental health is linked to our overall well-being. Dental health, of course, not only includes maintaining proper oral hygiene, but also making trips to the dentist. The latter can include both routine checkups and procedures for the cleaning, filling, or restoration of your teeth. And these come at a cost.
Why is dental care so important?
If the thought of going to a dentist makes you cringe, then let me tell you that you are not alone. Research shows that, 4 out of 5 people are scared of dental treatment, displaying varying symptoms more mild to chaotic!
Only 20% people actually feel the need of visiting the dentist two times in a year. But what needs to be stressed is that there are other reasons for you to make dental visits other than white teeth and a shining smile. In fact, it is not entirely wrong to suggest maintaining dental health is akin to saving your life.
Consider a few facts:
- Bacteria that accumulate in your mouth build plaque and tartar over time. These not only destroy the structure and appearance of your death, but can also lead to blood clotting which is highly dangerous
- Dental health is also related to diabetes. It is easier to control diabetes if gum diseases i are taken care of.
- Proper dental care also reduces the risk of heart disease. Studies reveal that 80% of people who have gum disease and diabetes also end up developing heart disease.
- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be able to altogether avoid the stiffness and swelling of joints through good dental care. Dental diseases also increase the risk of osteoporosis.
To sum up, dental care has serious implications if proper and timely care is not taken. Yet most people simply don’t see the need to even visit their dentist. What may appear as a toothache or discoloration may be an underlying symptom something much worse.
The question is where to get these treatments from?
Why Dental Tourism?
Dental care in Western countries like US, UK, Australia and New Zealand is SO expensive and there is no denying that. For example, the health insurance plan in US only covers very basic dental care and over 50 million American go on about their lives without any dental coverage.
When we start to age, damage to our teeth and gums can call for extensive restorative and reconstructive surgeries that cost significantly. So it is only understandable when budget considerations stand in the way of quality dental care.
But what if we told you a way in which you can get high quality yet cost effective dental treatment?
Enter dental tourism….
Dental tourism is part of the larger medical tourism industries where patients opt for quality health care facilities in other countries due to lower prices.
The scope of dental tourism is broad. It is for everyone who might be in need of dental care. Whether you are an ‘incidental traveler’- someone who linked their travel and dental procedure-, or a business traveler who might be happen to in a country that offers inexpensive dental care.
Traveling dental patients also do not want to compromise on the quality of the dental care that they want to receive. This is because the best dental clinic in Vietnam like Serenity International Dental Clinic strictly adheres to international medical standards.
If you have done some prior research on dental and medical tourism, some countries like Thailand, India and Mexico commonly spring up. However, it is surprising why Vietnam is often overlooked, for the country offers you some of the very best dental care facilities you can find outside the Western world.
Currently, many dental tourists from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. are coming to Vietnam as dental tourists, and for good reason.
Using just U.S. as an example, a standard dental implant treatment can cost you $5,000 and more. While in Vietnam, you only have to pay about $1,900, which is almost one third the price.
Consider the amount of money that you will be able to save when you travel outside of your country for such a treatment.