My Son Goes To The Dentist in Panama – A Travel Guide
Dentist in Panama
As we approach the 6-month start to our trip, I decide it is time for a dental check-up for both of us and so my son goes to the dentist in Panama.
Our discovery is that many people never plan for routine health check-ups when on a family travel experience. Luxury travel experts have always asked us to prevent what is preventable or else lose what is not worth loosing. It is an advise we wish to pass on to everyone on a trip to any part of the world. Many travelers will only seek medical advice when they get sick in the course of their family travel. What they don’t know is that this only messes up their single parent travel plans as they are forced to spend more time nursing their sicknesses than on the road having fun.
For us, it is important to visit the dentist every 6 months and we do this throughout our travels.
It is important for travel that families continue their dental routine. Often the dentist can be covered either by your travel insurance or only be a fraction of the cost of a dentist in Australia or the USA for example. One thing a travel expert will tell you is that your health must take priority when you travel, for failing health, aches, and pains can really ruin your ability to move around freely and to enjoy your daily events.
Younger children still require a visit to the dentist. Explorason lost his front tooth in Fiji, and the tooth fairy kindly left the $$ in the USA as apparently there is no tooth fairy in Fiji. So visiting the dentist in Panama is something we need to take time for.
Medications Can Effect Teeth
There are no malaria mosquitoes around in Panama. The tablets are basically antibiotics.
Getting To The Dentist
With the help of two new friends, the trip to the dentist in Panama is achieved. Our first friend helps us get the taxi to the dentist. Wait over 1 hour. We pay $5 to register. (Plus the cost of clean at the end).
Where to find the dentist
- Do you take your family to the dentist when you travel long-term?
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