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Blanco Circle Dental Care Blog

Do Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

August 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:40 pm

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.


4 Ways to Repair Your Smile on a Tight Budget

July 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 3:34 pm
a notepad with a monthly budget written on it and cash laying over the top of it

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.


If You Notice This, It May be Time to Replace Your Dentures

May 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 9:14 pm
older woman fitted with implant dentures

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!


Can Dental Implants Save You Money Down the Road?

April 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 12:59 am
woman thinking over the dental implant cost

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!


Is COVID Contributing to an Increase in Dental Emergencies?

February 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 1:04 am
man experiencing dental emergencies from COVID

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.


Why Do I Need Temporary Veneers?

January 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — klugman @ 10:57 pm

Temporary veneers at cosmetic dentist in Salinas.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.


5 Ways to Take Care of Your Smile on Thanksgiving

November 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 11:12 pm
Family Thanksgiving dinner

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.


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

September 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 6:34 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 1:56 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — klugman @ 5:36 pm

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.


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