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Ask your Salinas, CA dentist if it’s a cavity in your mouth

June 6, 2016

Your Salinas, CA dentist, Dr. Gary Klugman, tells how cavities form and how to treat and prevent them. Read about this important oral health topic.

Your molar has become sensitive to heat, cold and sugary foods. What’s happening? Contact Dr. Gary Klugman, Salinas, CA dentist. This highly-skilled family dentist is a Distinguished Mentor for the Center for Restorative Excellence in Seattle. Simply put, he knows if you have dental decay requiring treatment. (more…)

The Truth about Oral Piercings and Your Oral Health

August 14, 2015

woman with tongue piercing

For some people, oral piercings are a means of self-expression and individuality. The truth of the matter is, however, that piercings have been practiced by most civilizations throughout history. Preserved bodies, such as those of Egyptian pharaohs, have piercings. Mayans practiced the art of tongue piercing, and as a mark of puberty, Eskimo young men pierced their lower lips. So the trend is hardly new. What is new, though, is what we know about the connection between oral piercing and oral health. Committed to your complete oral health, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, offer the facts about oral piercing and the health of mouth.
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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.

Dental Implants from Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA

May 8, 2015

480753457If you have any missing teeth, then think of all the things you’ll be able to do better and more easily if you replace those teeth. For one, you’ll be able to speak more clearly. Secondly, you’ll maintain a healthier diet because you’ll again be able to chew nutritious foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. And last but certainly not least, you’ll smile and laugh more often and just plain look better without missing teeth. Now are you ready to replace those gaps in your smile with natural looking replacements? If the answer to that question is, “Yes!” then Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, are ready to restore your happy smile with dental implants.

Dental implants are one of a few options available for tooth replacement. What makes dental implants different is that they don’t just replace the portion of your tooth that is visible above the gum line; they also replace a tooth’s root. As such, a dental implant more closely resembles a natural tooth than other tooth replacement choices.

 Dental Implants for You

At Blanco Circle Dental Care, our dentists will first conduct a thorough examination of your oral health and the density of your jawbone in order to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants. Most patients are, in which case you are only two appointments away from have a full smile again. At the first appointment, a titanium post will be surgically implanted in the bone beneath the space of your missing tooth. If you have more than one missing tooth, then posts can be implanted at points along an arch; these post can then anchor a full or partial denture.

Once you’ve healed and the post and surrounding bone tissue are tightly bonded, a porcelain crown is attached and your new tooth is complete.

Call Our Office Today

To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, 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.

Straight Teeth and a More Beautiful Smile with ClearCorrect in Salinas, CA

April 22, 2015

523110993If you didn’t have the opportunity to have traditional braces when you were a child, then you may still want to have orthodontic treatment, but not the mouthful of metal. No worries. With ClearCorrect Invisible Braces, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco at Blanco Circle Dental Care have made many smiles around Salinas, CA, more attractive and they can do the same for you.

ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made and removable aligners that move teeth gradually. You’ll need to wear your ClearCorrect aligners for the better part of the day, removing them only to eat, drink or brush and floss your teeth. ClearCorrect can be used to treat a number of orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Teeth that are crooked or rotated
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are overcrowded

The ClearCorrect Process

When you come to Blanco Circle Dental Care for ClearCorrect, we’ll take impressions, photographs and x-rays of your teeth. These, along with a detailed prescription from Dr. Klugman or Dr. Bianco will be sent to the ClearCorrect lab where a 3D model of your teeth is created. From this, a treatment plan is developed to show you how and where your teeth will move through each phase of your ClearCorrect orthodontic course. If you and the dentist approve the treatment plan, then your aligners will be fabricated in the ClearCorrect lab and sent to Blanco Circle Dental Care.

The aligners arrive in a series of sets. You’ll need to wear each set for about three weeks before moving on to the next set. As you progress, you’ll see your teeth gradually move into position. Depending on your unique situation, treatment may take one to two years. Then, you’ll see the beautifully straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’d like to learn more about what ClearCorrect can do for your smile, then call for a consultation at 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.

General and Family Dentistry from Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA

February 22, 2015

170082992Beautiful and healthy smiles don’t just happen. Like anything worth having they take work. And in this case, the work is completed by a partnership: you and your dentist. With general and family dentistry from Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas CA, you can rely on Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco to be your trusted partners in achieving beautiful and healthy smiles for you and your entire family.

Dental Checkups: the Foundation of General and Family Dentistry

In keeping with the recommendation of the American Dental Association, Drs. Klugman and Bianco would like to see you and each member of your family every six months for checkups. With these regularly scheduled visits, we can better track your oral health and spot any developments before they become painful or expensive problems.

At these checkups, we will clean your teeth and remove plaque buildup; we’ll check the health of your gums and other soft tissue; and we’ll carefully examine your teeth for decay. If we do find a cavity—or any other concerning issue, such as gum disease, signs of TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) or teeth clenching and grinding—then we will want to treat with the most up-to-date procedure. Thus, we offer tooth-colored fillings for cavities, TMJ therapy to relieve your pain and nightguards to protect your teeth from nighttime teeth grinding.

Your Role in General and Family Dentistry

Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco want you to take a proactive role in your dental care. Therefore, we encourage you to contact our office immediately if you or a family member is experiencing discomfort or any visible concern. Beyond that, our dental hygienists will show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth, so that you can maintain your oral health in between your regularly scheduled checkups.

Schedule an Appointment Today

For the best in general and family dentistry in Salinas, CA, call the office of Blanco Circle Dental Care today. We conveniently serve patients in Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.

Teeth Whitening for a Brighter Holiday Smile

December 8, 2014

519845671If you dread hearing the words, “Say Cheese!” each holiday season, it’s time to make a change. Everyone deserves a bright and confident smile for their holiday photos. If you are less than satisfied with the color, hue, or brightness of your smile, you can make an appointment with Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco of Blanco Circle Dental Care today for quick and effective professional teeth whitening treatment. Blanco Circle proudly restores smiles daily throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpaste- Although there are many brands of toothpaste on the market claiming to be able to whiten your teeth, none of them actually can. These products only contain mild abrasives which are barely able to polish away the shallow surface stains left by your morning cup of coffee. Whitening toothpastes are only effective as a maintenance tool used in between more effective teeth whitening treatments.
  • Over-the-Counter Teeth WhiteningThese products come in many varieties including whitening rinses, strips, gels, and take-home trays; however, it can take several weeks of daily use before you can achieve the same results as one application of a professional teeth whitening product. Because of this, there is also a high risk of gum irritation and infection.
  • Professional Teeth WhiteningBlanco Circle offers both in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening options. Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco use the Opalescence teeth whitening system with comfortable and customized whitening trays and professional-grade teeth whitening solution; as well as instructions for proper use. They can also provide protection from irritation if you have sensitive teeth and gums.

Blanco Circle Bright White Forever Teeth Whitening Program

Blanco Circle now offers free teeth whitening for life to patients who meet certain requirements. In this program you will receive the take-home custom whitening trays and professional bleaching gel refills to use at your leisure for life. Participation in the Bright White Forever program is simple. All you need to do is:

Holiday Teeth Whitening Appointments in Salinas, CA

If you’ve been hiding your smile, Blanco Circle Dental Care can help you shine bright this holiday season with safe and effective professional teeth whitening in just one visit. Make an appointment with the experienced cosmetic dentists of Blanco Circle today, to correct any cosmetic dental imperfection.  Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco proudly serve families throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and nearby areas.

 

Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Change Your Smile!

January 22, 2014

There is no doubt people are very particular about how they want their smile to look. After all, a smile is a first impression, and you want to make the best first impression possible. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we are here to make sure your smile looks exactly the way you want it to, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings.

There are many reasons why people choose tooth-colored fillings. One of the more popular reasons is because tooth-colored fillings help you avoid the look of having a mouth full of metal. Many people want a more natural look when it comes to their dental work, and tooth-colored fillings are able to give you that look. The important aspect about fillings is the fact that it saves your tooth. When there is a cavity or decay, our doctors remove the decay and fill the space with your desired filling. If not treated in the proper amount of time, the problem can worsen, even leading toward bone loss.

One of the benefits of having tooth-colored fillings is that it gives you back the confidence you may have lost feeling insecure about your smile. If you aren’t proud of your smile, it can completely alter the way you interact with people and how you view yourself. There is no doubt our experience team is able to restore your confidence and bring your smile to the next level. If you’re interested in tooth-colored fillings, contact our office and will be happy to help you on your journey of dental health!

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.

 

Help Your Children Have Healthy Teeth

December 9, 2013

Here at Blanco Circle Dental Care, we appreciate the importance of your child’s teeth, and Dr. Bianco is ready and able to start your child off in the right direction. We understand that children may have fears when visiting dentists, which is why our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to welcome them with open arms.

Child dentistry is very important because it can prevent problems before they arise, and sets up your child for success in the future. A common practice in children’s dentistry is dental sealants. Because a child’s tooth is more susceptible to cavities and decay, sealants provide protection by having a plastic covering painted in the grooves of the tooth to protect from future or further harm. Sealants are primarily applied to premolars and permanent molars, as the grooves are deeper than the other teeth and more susceptible to deterioration.

Along with sealants, fluoride treatments are also involved in child dentistry. Fluoride plays a part in preventing decay, and acts as a magnet for attracting other minerals to build strong teeth like Calcium and Phosphate.   Although fluoride does not prevent cavities from emerging, it can certainly delay their arrival, giving your child a better chance to have beautiful, healthy teeth. Establishing routine brushing and flossing habits early on is a sure way of having your child’s smile be as beautiful as possible, and  Dr. Bianco as well as the Blanco Circle team are here to make sure your child has an awesome experience.

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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