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Gift Yourself a Smile from the Cosmetic Dentist Salinas CA

December 3, 2015

cosmetic dentist salinas caIt’s that time of year again, and this holiday season seems especially festive. That’s because at Blanco Circle Dental Care, we’re helping more Salinas neighbors achieve the dazzling smiles they’ve always dreamed of! It’s something that we’re fortunate enough to witness time and time again — cosmetic dentistry can truly change lives. Keep reading to learn more about how you can finally get the smile you’ve always dreamed of by visiting the cosmetic dentist in Salinas, CA!


Always have a White Smile with Bright White Forever from Blanco Circle Dental Care

May 22, 2015

78294804So, you’ve decided to whiten your teeth. Good for you! Really. After all, researchers have found that people with white teeth are considered to be smarter, more out-going and—no surprise—more attractive than people whose smiles are not white. Now, you must decide how you’re going to whiten your teeth. What if you could choose a treatment that kept your smile bright and white indefinitely? Bright White Forever is a plan that Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care offer to patients in and around Salinas, CA, to help them not only maintain white smiles, but healthy smiles, too.

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we do offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening with Opalescence products. These treatments, however, can cost as much as $350. With White Bright Forever, you only pay an initial membership fee of $89! For this price, you’ll receive bleaching trays that are custom-made to fit your mouth, as well as professional grade whitening gel. Simply fill the trays and wear them whenever you have the time, and you’ll soon have a whiter and brighter smile right in the comfort of your own home.

Bright White Forever and You

In return for this great deal, the dentists and their staff at Blanco Circle Dental Care only ask that you:

Schedule regular dental checkups. To remain a member-in-good-standing in the Bright White Forever program, we’ll need to see you in the office at least twice each year for regular exams. These checkups help ensure your dental health. In addition, when you come to our office for one of these visits, we’ll give you more bleaching gel.

Provide 48 hours notice if you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment. We’re happy to reschedule your checkup, but please let us know in advance so we can offer your time slot to another patient.

Call Our Office Today

If you’d like to learn more about Bright White Forever, or if you’re ready to schedule a checkup, then call Blanco Circle Dental Care. We conveniently serve patients in Salinas, CA, as well as Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Cosmetic Dentistry for a Beautiful Smile in Salinas, CA

March 22, 2015

158554263The first and foremost responsibility of a dentist is the health of your teeth and gums. But sometimes, you want a dentist who understands how important it is for you to have a smile that looks good, too. And that’s where cosmetic dentistry comes into the picture. Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments, so you can have a smile that is beautiful and confident.

Teeth Whitening

Probably the most common and the most popular cosmetic procedure is teeth whitening. Whether you prefer to whiten quickly in our office or at home on your own time, we have the right whitening system for you. Both of the systems we use at Blanco Circle Dental Care are by Opalescence®.

Cosmetic Bonding and Porcelain Veneers

For teeth that are deeply stained, or are chipped, cracked or slightly crooked, the solution may be cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers. With cosmetic bonding, one of our dentists uses a tooth-colored composite resin to correct your smile imperfection. The composite material is bonded to the facial surface of your damaged tooth to create a new form or finish. Porcelain veneers, made of ultra-thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth in your smile zone to create a new and beautiful smile, conceal your teeth’s flaws.


ClearCorrect is an orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth, rather than traditional metal braces. If you missed the opportunity to have braces as a child and you would now like to straighten your teeth as an adult, ClearCorrect can be the inconspicuous option you might prefer.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to schedule a consultation to learn more about any of the cosmetic dentistry procedures that Blanco Circle Dental Care offers, then call the office today. We conveniently serve patients in Salinas, CA, as well as Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Repair Those Minor Flaws in your Smile with Cosmetic Bonding in Salinas, CA

February 8, 2015

92589293When you see your smile in the mirror or in a picture, is your eye drawn to that one little flaw? If there was just something you could do to fix it, then you’d have the greatest smile imaginable. Well, cosmetic bonding might be the fix your smile needs. Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, have used cosmetic bonding to improve many patients’ smiles and they can do the same for you!

With cosmetic bonding, the dentists at Blanco Circle Dental Care can repair a number of imperfections in your smile, including teeth that are chipped, cracked or stained and discolored; teeth that are somewhat misaligned or have irregular gaps between them; and teeth that are overly worn down.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a relatively simple procedure that Dr. Klugman or Dr. Bianco can usually accomplish in a single visit. In fact, if you’ve ever needed a dental cavity filled, then chances are you have some of the same material dentists use for bonding in your mouth already. In the case of cosmetic bonding, this same material—a tooth-colored composite resin—is applied to the surface of your flawed tooth or teeth to create a more pleasing appearance.

To restore your tooth, the dentist applies the composite resin to the tooth’s surface, and then carefully shapes it and quickly hardens it with a curing light. This process is repeated until the flaw is repaired and the desired appearance is achieved. Finally, we make sure the bonding material is polished to match the sheen of your existing teeth. In one short visit, that one little flaw is fixed and you have a beautiful, new smile!

Call Our Office Today

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for cosmetic bonding, then call the office of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA. We conveniently serve patients in Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Have the Smile of Your Dreams with Porcelain Veneers from Blanco Circle Dental Care

January 8, 2015

1000476042015: New Year, new beginning, clean slate. Why not a new smile? If you’ve only dreamt of having a beautiful, white, straight smile, then dream no more. Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, can give you that dreamy smile with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are a modern dental wonder. Composed of layer upon ultra-thin layer of dental porcelain or composite resin, porcelain veneers—also call dental veneers—are cemented to your front teeth. Veneers not only give you a new and beautiful smile, they also conceal the imperfections of your old smile: chipped or mildly cracked teeth, stained teeth and crooked teeth.

Porcelain Veneers: Natural Looking and Comfortable

Once you and your dentist at Blanco Circle Dental Care determine that porcelain veneers are the best cosmetic procedure for you, then you are likely just two appointments away from having that new smile. At your first visit, we’ll need to take an impression of your teeth, photos and possibly x-rays in order to design veneers that are a match to your mouth, jaw and face. We’ll also need to moderately prep your teeth for porcelain veneers by removing a small amount of your teeth’s enamel surface. This way, the veneers will lay flush with your other teeth.

While your permanent veneers are precisely fabricated in a dental lab, you’ll wear temporary veneers. Then in a few weeks when your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office to have them cemented to your front teeth. If necessary, the dentist will carefully trim the veneers for a perfect fit and a perfect smile for the New Year!

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation, call the office of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, today. We also conveniently serve patients in Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Dental Concerns at Every Age

November 22, 2014

125751794Taking care of your teeth is important at every age. However, as our bodies change and we learn how to take care of our teeth, we can develop different oral health concerns. That’s why it’s so convenient to choose a dentist that specializes in family dentistry. No matter your age, the team at Blanco Circle Dental Care can address the needs of every member of your family, from baby’s first visit to helping you navigate whitening options, to fitting the grandparents for dentures. You can set up an appointment with Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco today at their Salinas, CA dentist office.

Children’s Dental Concerns

Children have a unique set of concerns as they grow and develop. After the teething stage, children will begin to lose their baby teeth. The most common concern at this point will be preventing tooth decay. The tooth enamel of a child is only about half as thick as an adult’s, which makes their teeth particularly susceptible to tooth decay. Once decay begins, it does more damage more quickly. If left undetected, it can rapidly form a cavity. It’s also important to keep your child’s plaque under control because if left untreated, it can make your children’s gums swollen so that they bleed when touched. This is the first stage of gingivitis (gum disease). Though these concerns are fairly common in children, improved brushing and regular cleaning by a dentist should combat these problems.

Teen Dental Concerns

As your child grows into a teenager, irregular tooth growth can become a major issue. The formation of over and under bites, crooked and misaligned teeth is a common problem among adolescents who may now require braces to correct these issues. Another common problem at this age is wisdom tooth extraction, or the removal of the third molar. Wisdom teeth come in sometime between the ages of 17 and 21. This process can be very painful if the teeth become impacted. Other dental problems may commonly arise at this age due to behavioral factors such as poor nutrition, eating disorders, smoking, oral piercings and illicit drug use. It’s extremely important to educate your teen on the added consequences of poor dental health when engaging in these behaviors.

Adult Dental Concerns

In addition to tooth decay, adult dental concerns may be aesthetic, or may be related to the development of certain dental conditions. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs unconsciously while you sleep. It can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw. Teeth grinding can be caused by stress or by sleep disorders. Teeth grinding can be treated by the dentist with a fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth while you sleep. A related disorder of the temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, is a common ailment for many adults.  The TMJ is among the more complex joints in the body. Any misalignment of the teeth or jaw that prevents the TMJ from working properly may result in a painful disorder, also referred to as TMJ disorders or sometimes TMD. The cause of TMJ disorder is often unclear, but possible causes can include arthritis, dislocation, injury, or problems related to alignment or teeth grinding from stress. Symptoms of TMD include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening or closing the mouth and severe headaches.

Senior Dental Concerns

As we age keeping our teeth healthy can become more and more of a challenge. Seniors can have a particularly difficult time maintaining their oral health because of the side effects of their medical conditions or prescription drugs. Some medications and certain health conditions can lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth is a leading cause of tooth decay for seniors. It is not a normal part of aging, but it is a side-effect of more than 500 medications, including those for allergies or asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pain, anxiety or depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The dentist can help seniors relieve the symptoms of dry mouth and treat the condition.  Oral cancer can also become a concern at this time. The average age of most people diagnosed with these cancers is 62. Since early detection is a vital part of ensuring that treatment is effective, it’s especially important for seniors to see the dentist regularly.

Addressing Family Dental Concerns in Salinas, CA

There are important steps to take to maintain oral health at every age. However, no matter how old you are, it’s vitally important to visit the dentist regularly. Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care understand the unique needs of their patients. Contact them today to schedule appointments for the whole family. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City.

Study Shows Connection between Cavities and Oral Cancer

November 8, 2014

507031155It’s widely recognized that having cavities is bad for your oral health. Recent studies, however, are shedding some interesting light on the correlation between dental decay and oral cancer. Your local Salinas, CA experts, Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco, can assist you in developing a healthy smile through preventative and restorative dental treatments.

Cavities and Oral Cancer Detection

A September 2013 study published in  JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery by researchers at the University of Buffalo found that people with the most cavities were the least likely to have oral cancer. The researchers compared 399 patients with oral cancer with 221 cancer free patients. They found “… an independent association between dental caries [cavities] and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma [oral cancer cells]”, citing that the lactic acid produced by bacteria in cavities actually stop the development of these cancer cells. Researchers state that the bacteria are similar to those found in yogurt.  In addition to preventing head and neck cancer, they can also help lower the risk of inflammatory diseases, allergies and some other types of cancer. Critics of the findings say that the results are preliminary and don’t distinguish between the causes of the cavities (periodontal disease) and don’t address the associated consequences of dental diseases that carry their own health risks. Other experts agreed, but noted that the findings could lead to new ways to treat and prevent oral cancers.

Oral cancer is a serious condition that must be detected early for positive treatment outcomes. Dentists screen for oral cancers as part of your regular dental checkup which is one reason why visiting the dentist every 6 months is vital to your good health. During an exam, the dentist will check your head, neck and the inside of your mouth for abnormal lumps, bumps, lesions and discolorations. If an abnormality is found, the dentist will take a tissue simple for analysis or send you to a specialist for further investigation. Increased risks for developing oral cancer include excessive consumption of tobacco products, alcohol and contraction of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Cavity Prevention and Oral Cancer Screening in Salinas, CA

Whether you are concerned about cavities or oral cancer, it’s important to have regular dental checkups to protect your teeth and your overall health. The doctors at Blanco Circle Dental Care are happy to help you do so today. Contact Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco today to schedule your next visit. The doctors proudly serve residents in Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City.

Have A Perfect Smile with Porcelain Veneers!

July 21, 2014

shutterstock_192589115One of the biggest things people are doing right now is enjoying the warm rays of the summer sun. Barbequing in the back yard and getting bronze on the beach are only a couple of things people plan on doing this summer! One thing people may be overlooking, however, is revamping their smile! If you have crooked, misaligned, chipped, or stained teeth, you may feel as though your smile will never be exactly the way you want it. Fortunately, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco are able to give you the smile of your dreams thanks to porcelain veneers.

The start to getting your porcelain veneers begins with a consultation with one of our doctors. There, they will be able to fully assess your smile in its current state, as well as ask you about your future goals regarding your smile. This will also give you the chance to address any questions or concerns you may have, as we want you to be fully informed throughout the entire procedure. Once it is determined that you are a candidate, that is where the real fun begins!

Your natural tooth is prepared for your porcelain veneers by removing a small bit of enamel. This way, we are sure your mouth has enough space for your new smile! Your custom made porcelain veneers are then added, and are made permanent with dental resin cement. A simple procedure, but at the end, you are left with a completely new smile that anyone would be proud of showing off! If you are curious as to how we can help give your smile the makeover you deserve to enjoy your summer vacation with porcelain veneers, make an appointment today, and the entire Blanco Circle Dental Care team will be glad 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.

Whiten Your Smile Today with Teeth Whitening!

May 23, 2014

shutterstock_110783549The color white is almost always associated with positive thoughts. It represents purity, cleanliness, and creativity. White is also an amazing color when it comes to the color of your teeth! A healthy, beautiful white smile is something a lot of people strive for, and they may think that it is impossible to achieve. Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco are able to give their patients the beautiful white smile they have always dreamt of by using teeth whitening in their Salinas, CA dental office.

There are two ways we are able to whiten the smiles of our patients. One is with in-office teeth whitening. We use Opalescence to whiten your smile, as well as a hydrogen peroxide treatment that takes onto thirty seconds!

Another way to whiten your smile is with our at-home teeth whitening. We still use Opalescence with our at-home whitening, but with this option, we will supply you with customized trays made to fit your mouth and your mouth only. We will also give you a professional-grade whitening solution and instructions on how to use the system. In only a few applications, your smile will be noticeably whiter!

One of the benefits to whitening your smile is the fact that you will have a new sense of confidence. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and when you are confident enough to show off your smile at any given moment, you will have a profound and memorable effect on people. If you are interested in how the doctors at Blanco Circle Dental Care can help give you a whiter smile, make an appointment today, 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.

Welcome the New Year with Porcelain Veneers

November 25, 2013

From the birds in the sky to the trees planted in the ground, everything in life ages and weathers. Unfortunately, your teeth are no exception. Over time, things like coffee, tea, and certain foods can drastically alter the look and luminosity of your smile. Luckily at Blanco Circle Dental Care, porcelain veneers are a wonderful option to bring your dull smile back to life in as little as two appointments!

With years of experience and knowledge, Dr. Bianco or Dr. Klugman are experts in cosmetic dentistry, assuring you’ll be in excellent care from beginning to end. We begin your transformation with our knowledgeable team assessing the state of your smile. We ask you questions about how you would like your end result to look, aftercare, and any other concerns you may have. Once we’ve determined if you’re a candidate, we take impressions of your mouth and send them to a lab for you custom made veneers. When your natural teeth are prepared and ready to go, we wrap a thin layer of porcelain around them, and apply dental resin cement to make the veneer permanent. In the end, you’re left with nothing but a beautiful, impeccable smile.

Some of the reasons why porcelain veneers are such a popular choice are because they are stain resistant and can last for many years. They can be used to protect an already damaged tooth, fill in gaps between, and lengthen teeth. Porcelain veneers look very natural, not making it obvious you had cosmetic work done; they can change the way you look at yourself and interact with others. A simple process with everlasting results, schedule an appointment to change your life and your smile forever!

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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