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  1. Addendum, 2020-07-23 It's been a year and a half wearing the overdentures on my upper arch, with no problem at all. They're very comfortable, and an easy and complete removal for cleaning is a real advantage. As mentioned in the original post, at night I'll wear my night guard, as it's much smaller, just covering the top of the teeth, and thus allows free flow of saliva. I purchased the night guard 3.5 years ago, specifying Lucitone FRS (a nylon resin rather than the default acrylic) and it's still going strong! The overdenture is so comfortable and protected the upper teeth so well,
  2. Thank you, everyone, for your contributions. From expert advice earned from years of experience, to valuable laymen's experiences, all are most helpful. I learned a lot! Thanks again.
  3. From what little I understand, adding lots of new subscribers does not degrade DSL (as each subscriber has separate, physical wires to the telco), but will degrade cable internet (which has a shared circuit). What about fiber optic?
  4. Would 20 minutes of keeping the milk at a simmer (with bubbles coming up, a slow boil) for 20 minutes do the job? I'd read that 13 minutes at sea level will kill most water-borne parasites... Plus a minute for every 1,000 feet in elevation. So that's another 5 minutes, plus an extra couple minutes for a safety margin, so that's 20 minutes total).
  5. I don't know what Dental Express' policy is regarding walk-ins. I would suggest giving them a call and ask for a free consultation with Dr. Edgard or Dr. Rodrigo, whoever has the next available opening. Dr. Rodrigo did the actual overdenture work. Dr. Sergio also has experience with overdentures (I've never met him). The same design that holds a nightguard in place. I think it's made just a little smaller than the actual teeth, so the overdenture "snugs in". Also, it has protrusions that act as "space holders" for my missing teeth, to keep the remaining teeth fro
  6. [Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner. I'm simply relating my experience in case it's useful to you. Each person's situation is different. What works for me might not work for you. Please consult your dentist for professional counsel tailored to your unique situation.] This is not a widely-promoted option in the West, as mentioned by a dental research organization (based in India) in this study: The cost of the overdenture? 4900 MXN My overdenture is basically a heavy-duty plastic night guard that you wear during the day, at meals, etc. It's worn on the upper arch
  7. I purchase 100 pesos of credit every 59 days to keep my cellphone alive. I used to transfer all 100 pesos of these paid credits to a friend's phone, and I simply use my "regalo" or gift credits for my limited use. (actually, I specify 94 or 95 pesos, because there is a 5 peso fee added, so the total is under my 100 peso balance) However, now when I try to initiate the Pasa Tiempo transfer right after having purchased 100 pesos of credits (and thus having a 100 peso paid credits balance), I get this message: "Estimado usuario para poder realizar tu solicitud es necesario tengas r
  8. Just for those who are trying to find his office: Saw the place the other day. No big sign on the garage. But there's a little sign, easy to miss. If it helps: Address is 106 Carretera Poniente. North side of the Carretera, and as mentioned -- on the lateral.
  9. From what I understand, there's no sign outside. If that's true, I wonder why?
  10. Sure enough, an odd charge appeared on his Telmex bill. Examining his past bills, he found a number of odd charges, ranging from 90 pesos to 200 pesos. Some were labeled "Salud" or health insurance. Another was labeled "emergency health call". I think there was at least one odd charge per month. He said Telmex was very good and helpful (they pretty much have to be since they are the ones who “provide” their clients’ phone number lists to third parties). He was refunded immediately for the extra charges. And those particular charges were blocked. However, they said there will probably
  11. I'm writing this on behalf of a friend of mine. He received a phone call purportedly from Telmex, conducting a "customer satisfaction" survey. He was asked a series of questions over a 20 minute period regarding his Telmex internet service. The caller said that Telmex is now replacing modems every three to six months, and that a repairman will be visiting the next week to do the replacement. Because he was asked no obviously personal security questions such as for account numbers and passwords, etc., and the caller ID indicated a local (same area code) call, and because the
  12. These instructions worked great! But, alas, the Banamex check was rejected. So, I wanted to put a little caution here, for those who might've read a suggestion in another thread to put your name and DOB on the check: http://www.chapala.com/webboard/index.php?/topic/61102-check-for-passport-renewal/#comment-483366 These instructions are not applicable to paying for your renewal at LCS. The Banamex cashier's check was (correctly, for our situation here) made out to "United States Disbursing Officer", but I made the mistake of printing my name and DOB on the check, as I thought th
  13. These instructions are not applicable to paying for your renewal at LCS. The Banamex cashier's check was (correctly, for our situation here) made out to "United States Disbursing Officer", but I made the mistake of printing my name and DOB on the check, as I thought that was a good idea in case the check gets detached from my application. Unfortunately, this was rejected by the consular officials at LCS today. There can be no (additional) writing on the check. They said I was the second person today to have made this mistake. I'm posting this to help others avoid this pitfall. My sugges
  14. Thank you! You've all been most helpful. Thank you, Tugwestend, for taking the time to scan the Banamex form. Appreciated!
  15. I wonder if they're going to cancel the American Legion / LCS visit scheduled for this coming Wednesday?
  16. That's great, Tom! Thank you for the info, I feel much better now!
  17. Hi! Evidently Banamex has told some expats they can't purchase a bank check to pay US passport fee at LCS without opening an account. I wrote to the US embassy and they replied: Has anyone here purchased the abovementioned Banamex "bank" check without having an account with them? Suggestions would be welcome! Also, would you know the fee for the check? Just so I have an idea of what I'm doing when I go to the bank. I guess they're called "cheque bancario" or "cheque de caja", as far as I can tell from Google Translate. Thanks for your time.
  18. If you're a resident of Mexico and not the US, it seems you can't open accounts at domestic U.S. banks, especially internet ones.
  19. To avoid both the $5 BOA ATM usage fee and the Santander (or whatever bank) ATM operator access fee: Use your BOA card at a Scotiabank ATM, although the 3% BOA international transaction fee will remain. For BOA's official announcement and description: https://www.bankofamerica.com/deposits/manage/faq-atm-fees.go Scroll down to: Using your ATM card or debit card at an international ATM click on: What is the Global ATM Alliance? (here's the relevant text:) Bank of America is a member of the Global ATM Alliance, a group of financial institutions that has cr
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