Blanco Circle Dental Care Blog
August 12, 2021
Tooth loss is a common problem throughout the country. Fortunately, losing teeth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without them. There are several different tooth replacement options out there to help. Dentures are one of the most popular and cost-effective options, but can they help to prevent bone loss? Continue reading to learn more about why bone loss occurs and whether or not dentures can make a difference.(more…)
July 23, 2021
Several life-changing dental treatments, like dental implants and cosmetic treatments, aren’t entirely covered by your dental insurance benefits, which can make affording them difficult. And, if you don’t have dental insurance, accessing these treatments can seem virtually impossible. If you’re on a budget but need to repair your smile, here are four suggestions on how to be able to afford treatment, all while repairing and refreshing your smile.(more…)
May 2, 2021
For people who’ve been without a full set of teeth for any period of time, traditional dentures provide a way to once again eat more foods and smile with confidence. There’s a problem that each patient will face at some point, though: denture failure. If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to replace your dentures!(more…)
April 10, 2021
Depending on the number that are missing, there are a few options for replacing your teeth. There is one procedure, though, that stands out from the rest: dental implantation. However, some patients may be reluctant to take this route due to cost concerns. As you continue reading, learn about the advantages implants offer and discover how the dental implant cost will pay for itself in future benefits!(more…)
February 4, 2021
With the world still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, there are several peripheral issues now on the rise. In addition to the direct health threat posed by the virus, dentists are noticing an increase of patients with cracked teeth or crowns. Are these dental emergencies from COVID? Continue reading to get the answer from a local dentist and discover ways to prevent a dental mishap in the future.(more…)
January 30, 2021
Are you ready to transform your teeth with veneers? You’re making an excellent decision to achieve the smile of your dreams. Your cosmetic dentist in Salinas can provide drastic results in as few as 2 appointments. During your first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth for bonding and attach temporary veneers until you return for your final appointment to have your permanent ones bonded in place. Although it may seem unnecessary, your temporary restorations serve a valuable purpose. Here’s the role they play in your treatment plan.
November 9, 2020
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and there’s so much to be thankful for this holiday season. If you’ve been blessed to have a great smile, it’s important to maintain good oral health in order to preserve it. A dentist in Salinas can help keep your pearly whites in great condition for the holidays and beyond. Here are five tips for maintaining a smile-friendly Thanksgiving.(more…)
September 21, 2020
When you were first fitted with your dentures, it was like night and day. You could finally eat your favorite foods again and smile with the confidence you had before you lost any of your teeth. After about a year, though, your dentures started to not fit quite as snugly as they had initially. They began slipping out of place, causing you to make embarrassing whistling noises and slur your words. If you’ve been frustrated with your dentures lately, keep reading below. Your dentist has a solution that can help.(more…)
July 27, 2020
Important COVID-19 Information
Our office will remain open Monday – Wednesday to treat emergency patients. Our doctors will be on call Thursday and Friday to help treat any urgent situations that arise. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or need to speak with someone from our office, please do not hesitate to reach out.
In light of the COVID-19 virus, local Health Department officials have ordered dental offices in Monterey County to cease offering non-essential, routine hygiene appointments until further notice. As such, we will need to postpone your hygiene visit. Please call our office at (831) 422-7838 to reschedule your appointment.
Please note, per Monterey County’s Shelter In Place Order, healthcare facilities, including dental, are classified as “essential” to public health. Therefore, our office will remain open during this time. Our team of doctors, and reduced ancillary Staff are available for necessary, non-routine dental treatment.
It is important to note, our office is a healthcare facility, well versed in infection control standards. Nonetheless, we have enforced further precautionary measures, per recommendations from the CDC, to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our Staff and patients.
We will continue to monitor developments on the matter and adhere to recommendations provided by our local Health Department and the Center for Disease Control. Updates will be provided, as necessary. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
The Team at Blanco Circle Dental Care
June 12, 2020
If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, dental implants are an excellent solution because they closely mimic your natural smile. Although you’re excited to enjoy their benefits for yourself, it’s normal to be concerned about their price. It’s true they initially cost more than traditional treatments, but they are more affordable long-term because they can last for a lifetime. Don’t worry, there are several ways you can keep your new smile affordable, like using your dental insurance.