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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!


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.


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.

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.

Blanco Circle Dental Care Offers Bright White Forever for Dazzling Smiles

October 8, 2013

Here at Blanco Circle Dental Care, we know that having a bright, white smile is important to many of our patients. This is why we offer a great program called Bright White Forever to help make teeth whitening more affordable for our patients.

The costs of teeth whitening treatments can add up, especially because you’ll need more than one treatment to ensure lasting results. Usually a teeth whitening treatment is $350, but if you sign up for Bright White Forever you’ll pay an $89 membership fee. In return, we’ll provide you with custom bleaching trays and a continual supply of whitening gel to maintain your dazzling smile.

In order to participate in Bright White Forever, we have two major rules. The first is that you attend regular dental hygiene visits. You must visit us at least every six months in order to keep receiving your whitening gel. Second, you must give us at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. We try to help as many people as possible each day, so if you can’t make your appointment please give us the opportunity to try and fill it so we can accommodate someone else. As long as you follow these two simple rules, you can enjoy a dazzling smile courtesy of Bright White Forever.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bright White Forever or interested in enrolling, please give us a call today. This is a great way for us to reward our patients for attending their regular checkups with a discount on their teeth whitening treatments.

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.

Brighten Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

August 2, 2013

Is your smile not as bright as you’d like? Have you tried over the counter teeth whitening solutions and weren’t impressed with the results? At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we can help with professional teeth whitening. This is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that allows us to remove stains from your teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.

We offer a variety of different teeth whitening systems to best meet the needs of your smile. One in particular is Opalescence, which comes in in-office and at-home systems, as well as a special hydrogen peroxide-based system that only takes 30 seconds.

In-office treatments will give you instantly whiter teeth after only one visit to our dental office. For at-home teeth whitening, we’ll give you custom whitening trays and professional whitening solution. Just wear the trays as directed and watch your smile gradually whiten. No matter which method you prefer, they can all help you achieve a brighter smile free from stains and discoloration.

If you’re not happy with your smile and find yourself wishing it was brighter, there’s no need to despair. Dr. Klugman can use teeth whitening to give you the dazzlingly white smile you’ve always wanted. This is a great cosmetic dentistry treatment that is popular with our patients.

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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