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Fact or Fiction? Dental Myths Solved!

August 22, 2014

485017745As you go through life, you develop the ability to decipher fact from fiction. From old wives’ tales to urban myths, there are many stories out there that people are constantly trying to figure out whether they are true or not. Ironically, the same thing goes for your smile. There are many dental myths that people want to get to the bottom of, and we would like to clear a few of them up for you!

One dental myth that may be confusing people is if bleaching your teeth weakens your smile. Fortunately, that is not true! If you are wanting to whiten your smile, you do not have to worry about your smile weakening, as the bleaching gel used to whiten smiles only affects the color of your enamel, not the strength. Though it is common to experience sensitivity after whitening your smile, it does not mean that your smile has gotten weaker.

Another common myth going around regarding your smile is that you should not brush your teeth if your gums are bleeding. Although it may seem to makes sense not to brush your teeth if your gums are bleeding, that is actually the opposite from what you really want to do. If your gums are bleeding, that is typically a sign of plaque and other particles aggravating your gums and other soft tissues. In order to stop the bleeding, you want to brush your teeth thoroughly.

Although it is important to be as informed as possible with many things, one thing you definitely want to know as much as possible about is your smile. Having a healthy smiles often times result in good overall health, and that should give you a reason to smile!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

It’s Not Easy Being Green- It’s Great!

June 19, 2014

shutterstock_130457435A tall, ice cold glass of tea is a wonderful way to cool off in the summer heat. A summer staple, tea of all types has been able to cool us down, quench our thirst, and please our taste buds. From black tea to herbal, from peach to spearmint, the options often are overwhelming, but the end results are always delicious! What you may not know is how green tea is able to give you amazing benefits, both to your smile and your body! This summer, we want to make sure you are fully knowledgeable about what type of tea you are drinking and how it can promote your body’s wellness!

One of the amazing advantages to drinking green tea is the fact that it helps with your brain and your heart. Green tea is full of catechin, which are antioxidant that fight off, and have the ability to prevent, cell damage. Studies have proven that drinking green tea is directly linked to having a larger amount of activity in the working memory part of your brain. Also, drinking green tea has been shown to block the development of plaques that have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

For those with diabetes, green tea helps been the blood sugar level stable! If you are over worked and very stressed, green tea has an amino acid called theanine, something that can have a calming effect on people. For those trying to lose some weight, green tea can help increase your metabolism, helping you burn more fat calories! There are so many amazing advantages to having a cup of delicious green tea, and you should definitely experience it for yourself!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Flossing is More Important Than You May Think

April 15, 2014

 

this attractive man likes to floss!

A lot of people do not understand the importance flossing has on your overall oral health. Believe it or not, flossing every day can add up to six years on your life expectancy, and it eliminates the potential for heart disease, gum disease, and other harmful ailments. When bacteria are left to harden and turn into tartar, a buildup of plaque can wreak havoc on your mouth in a shorter amount of time than you may realize. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we want to make sure our patients are will informed to ensure clean, healthy mouth!

In order to floss correctly, you must be sure to maneuver the floss up and down in between your teeth. This will be able to loosen and free any remaining food or bacteria. You must also keep in mind that you have to get below the gum line, and to form a C around the sides of the tooth. Be sure not to press down too hard and damage your gums, as this can only do more harm than good.

Flossing is beneficial, not only in keeping your teeth clean and healthy, but also by being able to control bad breath. Without all of the bacteria left sitting in your mouth, your breath will freshen and help you feel more confident in your smile! Getting into the regular habit of flossing everyday can give you a much better result when you go in for your dental checkups, as well as maintaining overall health in your body!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Dental Checkups are Key to a Healthy Smile

April 1, 2014

shutterstock_149625803Whenever it comes to anything you own, there are certain things you have to do to maintain and upkeep the appearance. Cars have to be washed, and silver has to be polished, all in an effort to make sure they look their best. Believe it or not, your smile is no different. Regular dental checkups are a key point in making sure your smile is healthy and beautiful. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we want to make sure your smile is the best it can be, and Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Blanco are able to deliver just that!

The reason why dental checkups are so important is because it gives us the opportunity to stop an issue before it turns into a serious problem. If your gums and teeth are in bad shape, the rest of your body is as well, so it is vital to make sure everything works in tandem to make a healthy you! When you come in for your appointment, our doctors will inspect every single tooth, leaving no stone unturned in looking for any signs of decay, cracks, or anything else that has the possibility of going wrong.  If any of your old dental work is in need of restoration, we are able to offer tooth-colored options, as to make your smile seamless!

We will also be able to administer CariFree cavity testing to make sure your teeth show no early signs of cavity deterioration, as well as make sure your gums are in top shape. We will clean your teeth, removing any plaque and tartar that have the potential of harming your smile. At the end of the appointment, your mouth will feel clean and better than ever! If you are ready for your dental checkup, make an appointment, and let us cater to your smile!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Why Fluoride is Important

March 4, 2014

Healthy teefus.Though many people may not know this, fluoride is a key mineral in keeping your teeth nice and strong. Especially important in children’s dentistry, fluoride treatments can begin a healthy foundation for your smile to thrive and take life’s knocks. In case you have forgotten, or do not know, about the many benefits fluoride can give, let us inform you!

One of the benefits to fluoride is the fact that it naturally makes your teeth resistant to cavities. The mineral acts as a shield, not allowing harmful bacteria to ruin your smile. Fluoride also strengthens teeth, making them resilient to the end! Fluoride treatments are common practice in children’s dentistry, as studies show that children who receive them are 40% less likely to get cavities.

Another great way to get fluoride is through tap water, as well as certain toothpastes and mouthwashes. Fluoride is also beneficial to those who suffer from constant dry mouth, people with crowns and bridges, people with braces, gum disease, and those who have a history of having continual cavities. Everyone young and old and benefit from fluoride, and we encourage you to find a source! If you have any questions about fluoride treatments, call our office and we will be happy to help!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Blanco Circle Can Help You with Root Canals

January 8, 2014

Regardless of what you may have heard, root canals get rid of your pain; they do not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be more of an expensive investment down the road if nothing is done. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco is able help you along that journey!

Having a root canal done not only helps in getting rid of your pain, but it also benefits your teeth. A root canal is performed when there is an infected or decayed tooth, and the decomposition has to be removed before it gets any worse. The doctors commence your root canal by accessing the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to exacerbate. Once the pulp of the tooth is removed, our doctors will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it with a crown to prevent any further corruption. In the end, you’re left feeling refreshed and in better oral health!

When you leave your teeth infected, not only can your mouth get worse, but it can affect you in other areas of your body. By delaying getting a root canal, the bacteria infecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing destruction to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later or it may get worse! If you’re wondering how Dr. Klugman or Dr. Bianco can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

 

Dr. Klugman Has Won Two HealthTap Awards

October 1, 2013

The staff at Blanco Circle Dental Care are pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Klugman has won two awards in the Summer 2013 Top Doctor Competition on HealthTap. These awards are the Top Doctor in the Salinas Region and the Thought Leader in the Salinas Region. He is receiving recognition for helping 92,146 people through HealthTap, making him a recognized expert.

HealthTap is an app for mobile phones that serves to connect people to free, independent and reliable health information. It’s also a good resource for patients to discover and connect with a variety of doctors, physicians and health professionals. Dr. Klugman has been taking the time to use his dental expertise to answer dental questions from patients across the country.

We are excited to see that Dr. Klugman is getting recognition for being his caring, helpful self. Next time you see him, tell him congratulations for all that he does to help share his knowledge. If you have any questions about your smile or dentistry, don’t hesitate to ask! Dr. Klugman loves to help everyone in any way that he can.

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Blanco Circle Dental Care is Raffling off a Grill

June 17, 2013

Blanco Circle Dental Care is celebrating summer by having a special raffle. We wanted to tell you some more about this exciting opportunity. We’re giving away a Weber Performer Charcoal Grill, perfect for summer barbequing and entertaining. The drawing will be held on July 4th. Entering this giveaway is simple. All you need to do is refer new patients to our office.

Tell your friends, family and coworkers to visit us for their dental needs and to mention your name when they contact us. For each referral you get more tickets entered into the drawing. You’ll get one ticket for the first new patient referral, two tickets for the second, and three tickets for your third or more referral.

Referrals can come through Facebook or calling our office. So, if you’re happy with your smile and the care you receive at our office, spread the word to everyone you know. The more you share, the more tickets you can receive, thus increasing your odds of winning the grill. The drawing will be held on July 4th, so good luck!

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

Delaying Dental Treatment

June 11, 2013

Do you need dental work performed but find yourself putting it off? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. At Blanco Circle Dental Care we try to encourage our patients to visit us as soon as possible. Many people delay dental work for numerous reasons, including the following:

  • Fear
  • Cost of the procedure
  • Sounds and smells
  • Appointment time
  • Pain or discomfort
  • Not wanting to be judged
  • Health concerns

No matter how good your reasons to delay your dental care may seem, in the end they’re simply not worth it. Delaying dental care only makes the issues worse. This could lead to more pain or discomfort, or even a dental emergency. When you finally do seek treatment, it may end up being more expensive than if it had been treated earlier.

Also, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk for losing a tooth. Not only is it expensive to replace missing teeth, but it also puts you at risk for losing more teeth. Delaying dental care only serves to put the health of your smile at risk.

If you need dental work done, give us a call today. Our caring staff is here to help and meet all your dental needs. There’s no need to delay your dental care any longer.

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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