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Cosmetic Dentist in Salinas Discusses Dental Implants

July 29, 2016

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cosmetic dentist in salinasIf you are missing teeth or are on the verge of tooth loss, don’t wait to seek a replacement. Left unattended to, tooth loss leads to jawbone degeneration and can actually cause even more missing teeth later on. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for replacing one, two, or a whole row of missing teeth in the top or bottom of the jaw. Dr. Klugman, your cosmetic dentist in Salinas, discusses dental implants in this week’s blog post.


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.

Give Yourself A Fuller Smile with Crown & Bridge

May 30, 2014

crown and bridge restorationsIf you have an incomplete smile, you may find it hard to be one hundred percent confident in the way you look and in the way you present yourself to others. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and not being confident in the way you look definitely has an effect on the way you interact with others. Having teeth missing from your smile can make a big impact on your oral and bodily health, and Dr. Gary Klugman as well as Dr. Christina Bianco are able to give you the full smile you have always wanted with the use of crowns and bridges.

A crown, also known as a dental cap, is placed atop an existing tooth as to prevent it from any further harm or damage. Looking exactly like natural teeth, crowns are able to give you a healthy, beautiful smile without looking unnatural. There are many reasons why someone would need a crown, such as a cavity that as gone awry and a filling would not be able to take care of the issue. Crowns are also excellent for cracked or fractured teeth, after root canal therapy, or to keep a fixed bridge into place.

Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, or a row of teeth, kept in place by crowns affixed to remaining teeth. The important thing with bridges is that you must have healthy, stable teeth to act as anchors to keep the bridge properly in place.  Because bridges are not able to be moved, you do not have to worry about it moving out of place, being able to enjoy the security of your smile at all times.

If you are curious about crowns and bridges and how Dr. Bianco or Dr. Klugman can help give you a great looking smile in no time, please contact our office and make an appointment! We would love to see you, and will be more than 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.

Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants

July 1, 2013

Are you missing teeth? Is your smile less than stellar at the moment? Stop hiding your smile from the world and give us a visit. Blanco Circle Dental Care offers dental implants to help restore and improve your smile.

Dental implants are a great choice to replace missing teeth because they’re the restorative dentistry option that functions the most like natural teeth. Also, you won’t need to worry about slippage or other issues associated with dentures. A titanium post will be implanted into your jaw bone, where it will bond over time. This creates a firm base for your dental implant, mimicking the function a tooth root serves for your natural teeth.

A porcelain crown will be custom made to resemble your natural teeth and attached to the post, completing your restoration. We also offer mini dental implants that can help to anchor dentures. No matter what your smile needs, we have a solution that can help replace your missing teeth.

It is important to replace missing teeth to help maintain the health of your smile. Dental implants can be a great option to replace missing teeth and fill in those missing spots in your smile. Give us a call to see if this is the right choice for you.

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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