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Do You Hate Your Dentures? Here’s a Solution That Can Help

September 21, 2020

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older woman admiring her smile with implant-retained dentures in the mirror

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.


Patient Letter

July 27, 2020

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Important COVID-19 Information

Dear Patients,

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

Are Dental Implants Covered Under Insurance?

June 12, 2020

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Insurance coverage form for dental implants.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.


6 Ways Your Dentist Prepares for Your Visit In COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Salinas dentist wearing PPE in COVID-19 to prepare for appointment

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, your dental team would thoroughly wash their hands, put on a new, clean pair of gloves, and be ready for your appointment. However, much more goes into preparing for your visit during COVID-19. A wide variety of additional infection controls and safety protocols have been implemented to keep patients and staff safe from the coronavirus. Here are six ways your Salinas dentist and their team prepares to keep you as safe as possible during your appointment in the pandemic.  


Dental Emergency? Why You Should Visit Your Dentist Instead of the ER

April 14, 2020

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a young patient seeing an emergency dentist for his toothacheDo you know the best place to go when dealing with a dental emergency? Although it might make sense to visit the local ER, you should rethink this decision, especially if you want to avoid the possibility of contracting COVID-19. When dealing with this type of situation, you may want to consider how beneficial it is to see your emergency dentist. As an individual with proper training and knowledge, you’ll likely get the care you need more quickly and completely.


Does a Dental Crown Restoration Ever Need to be Replaced?

February 13, 2020

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man in dental chair missing tooth preparing for dental crownThe crown of the tooth is the part that is visible above the gum line. Although it’s covered with enamel, which is the strongest material in the human body, it’s still subject to becoming worn, cracked or decayed. If the damage is unrepairable, then a remedy is for a dentist to place a new crown. How long should you expect it to last, though? Furthermore, would there ever be a reason to replace the restoration? As you continue reading, a local dentist answers these questions and provides other valuable information.


Happy New Year from Blanco Circle Dental Care!

January 14, 2020

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Happy New YearDr. Klugman, Dr. Raissi, Dr. Hajdari, and the rest of our staff at Blanco Circle Dental Care wish you a Happy New Year! We want to thank all of our patients for their support in 2019, and we expect 2020 to be even better as we continue to bring Salinas high-quality comprehensive dental care and gorgeous, healthy grins. A visit to your dentist could be the perfect way for you to start off the new year on the right foot; read on to learn how!


How Do Dental Implants Work and Can They Be Used For Front Teeth?

January 11, 2020

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A dental implant on the front toothIt’s estimated that 5 million dental implants are placed each year. And that kind of popularity speaks volumes about what an outstanding option they are for tooth replacement! But while implants are often used to replace missing back teeth, what if you’ve lost your front teeth from an accident or other issue? Can a dentist in Salinas use implants to restore your smile? In this blog, you’ll get the answer to these questions and also learn the basics of how dental implants work.


Are Dental Implants Better than Crowns?

November 20, 2019

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dental implantsIf you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you now have multiple options for tooth replacement. Although a traditional fixed bridge has been the go-to solution for decades, more people are turning to dental implants to treat their tooth loss. Crowns are still an effective option to secure a prosthetic tooth in place; however, a dental implant offers exceptional advantages that aren’t possible using the traditional method. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right option to rebuild your smile.

A Dental Crown and Bridge – Simple Yet Effective Tooth Replacement!

October 12, 2019

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older man smiling blue shirtFor any dentist, preserving a tooth is always a top priority. However, there are times when a tooth must be extracted. Still, on other occasions, a tooth may be lost to advanced bacteria growth or sudden trauma. No matter how or why a tooth is loss, the general consensus is that it’s important for it to be replaced. A simple yet effective solution is to receive a dental crown and bridge. As you continue reading, you’ll discover what the process entails and why it’s a viable option for replacing a missing tooth. In addition, you’ll learn about the alternative of having a dental implant placed.


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