Whether you need a simple checkup and cleaning or advanced cosmetic and restorative treatment, we have the expertise and training to help you and your entire family. And when you come to our Salinas dental office for the first time, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not just because we’re equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology. And not even because we see our patients almost immediately with no wait time. It’s because our doctor and staff provide exceptional, comfortable and gentle dentistry in an environment that will make you feel pampered.
Most of the time, our patients just need the basics in dentistry -- general or preventive dental care. That includes two checkups and cleanings, fluoride treatments, digital x-rays, and maybe a small filling from time to time. When you visit us regularly, Dr. Gary Klugman and our dental team can keep an eye out for the warning signs of larger problems. Early detection of cavities, gum disease, faulty dental work, and other issues ensures we can provide the most conservative restorative treatment at every turn.
It’s not just your smile that benefits from general dental care. People who have healthy teeth and gums are also more likely to enjoy better overall health. Gum disease contributes to a number of health conditions, including heart trouble, respiratory issues, and may eventually cause total tooth loss. Preventing periodontal infections is crucial for general wellbeing, and it’s easy with regular general dentistry.
Patients of all ages should visit the dentist at least every six months. Your Salinas dentist welcomes the whole family, including your youngest smiles! Around age three, your child should start coming in for a routine checkup and cleaning. Kids love our friendly, welcoming approach -- and preventive care is crucial for proper dental development.
A toothache, broken tooth, or any other injury can happen at any time -- and it’s impossible to know when you or a loved one will need urgent dental care. What do you do when a dental emergency happens to your or your family? Don’t panic. Instead, keep calm and know you can contact Blanco Circle Dental Care. Dr. Klugman is the emergency dentist in Salinas providing urgent care when you need it most.
Call us as soon as possible after an injury or other issue. We will listen to your situation and schedule a time for you to come in as soon as is necessary given the dental emergency. Then, we will walk you through next-steps to reduce discomfort and improve outcomes in the meantime.
Don’t hesitate to call us when the unexpected strikes! Seeking urgent attention could mean the difference in saving your tooth or not.
If you are nervous visiting the dentist, or if mobility issues prevent you from sitting in the dental chair for a long period of time, we can help with sedation. Dr. Klugman is one of only about 500 dentists in the entire state of California who are certified to perform sedation dentistry -- so when you visit Blanco Circle Dental Care, you know you’re in good hands. Our Salinas dental office offers oral conscious sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and intramuscular or intravenous sedation. The one that is right for you depends on your needs and the procedure being performed, but whichever you choose, you’ll finally be able to relax, completely removed from what’s going on around you. Sometimes, patients only require one visit with sedation dentistry. Afterwards, they realize there’s nothing to fear from dental care, and are able to resume the regular appointments that keep smiles healthy and strong for a lifetime to come.
We want you to get excited about seeing the dentist — that’s why our Salinas dental office features TVs, iPods, iPads, computers, video glasses and DVDs. We also provide warm blankets, pillows and beverages in our reception area for your comfort. We even have periodic raffles for patients, and past prizes have included TVs, grills, laptops, iPads, iPods, and more. Simply put... we really love our patients!
Dr. Klugman is a strong believer in community involvement. He volunteers time as a board member for numerous organizations, including the Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, California International Air Show, Colmo Parade, Monterey County SPCA and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Additionally, Dr. Klugman participates in Dentistry from the Heart, a yearly charitable event that provides free dentistry to Salinas residents in need.