Friday, October 7, 2016

At-Home versus In-Office Teeth Whitening: Understanding the Differences

For many years, dental companies have been perfecting the art of professional teeth whitening, creating professional-grade products that whiten teeth dramatically – sometimes anywhere from four to eight. At Hispano Dental Care, Dr. Kumar Rakesh, DDS is proud to offer professional tooth whitening using a specialized bleaching gel and custom-made trays to reveal radiant results.

A common question that Dr. Kumar Rakesh receives is why patients should use professional whitening trays when over-the-counter products are available. The reason is that there are several key distinctions between the two that make professional teeth whitening the preferred choice.

When you whiten your teeth, you wish to make a noticeable difference in your smile’s appearance. Over-the-counter gels and strips can whiten teeth between one to two shades. Professional teeth whitening at our Reedley, CA office can whiten teeth anywhere from four to eight shades. This means that even the least noticeable result with professional whitening is twice as effective as over-the-counter kits.

While teeth whitening gel shouldn’t harm your teeth, it can harm your gums. Our trays are custom-made to a patient’s teeth to ensure the whitening gel only impacts the teeth and not the more sensitive gum area. Over-the-counter products can’t create the same effect. A one-size-fits-all approach means the gel can easily transfer to the gums, creating added sensitivity and discomfort.

While it’s true that professional teeth whitening costs more than over-the-counter kits, its results and safety make it the preferred long-term investment. If you truly wish to whiten and see results, our affordable teeth whitening system is the preferred method to create a “wow” effect for your teeth. For more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures at Hispano Dental Care in Reedley CA, visit or call our office at 559-637-0123 or 559-637-9095. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Rotary Endodontics for More Comfortable Root Canals

In the past, root canals gained a bad reputation. However, with the latest advances in technology, that reputation will soon be gone. Hispano Dental Care utilizes rotary endodontics in our Reedley, CA dental practice to provide smooth, comfortable, and fast root canals.

A root canal is necessary to save a tooth that has become infected. In the past, root canals were said to be painful and scary. These days, we have advanced technology that increases comfort and decreases time spent in the dental chair.

Rotary endodontics uses an electric drill with a nickel titanium alloy file. This file is much more flexible than the stainless steel files of the past. It is able to go deep into the root canal without stretching it or causing damage. This means the process itself and the healing time afterward is more comfortable. The electric file also allows the dentist to complete the process faster. Less time sitting in the dental chair is always a plus.

These days, thanks to rotary endodontics, root canal therapy is usually no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. To learn more about rotary endodontics or the other technology we use here in our Reedley, CA dental practice, give us a call at (559) 637-0123 or visit our Hispano Dental Care website,

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Are you looking for a complete smile makeover? If you have discoloration, misaligned teeth, gaps, cracks, or other aesthetic issues, Lumineers may be exactly what you need. Here at Hispano Dental Care of Reedley, CA, we want our patients to smile with confidence! This is why we offer Lumineers to our patients looking to improve the look of their smile.

Lumineers are very thin ceramic veneers. They are shells that are placed right over your existing teeth. Lumineers are strong and durable; you can use them just as you use your normal teeth. They are able to last for over twenty years with good oral care. Lumineers are also completely reversible if you decide you no longer want them in the future.

There is minimal preparation needed to place Lumineers. A mold is taken of your upper and lower teeth so that a Lumineers laboratory can create a customized set just for you. A couple of weeks later, your dentist will place the Lumineers by lightly etching the teeth and then bonding them into place.

Lumineers are stain resistant, so they provide a long-lasting white smile. They instantly fix the look of gaps, crooked teeth, cracks, misshapen teeth, and more. If you are ready to debut a brand-new smile, call Hispano Dental Care to set up an appointment in our Reedley, CA dental practice. We can be reached at (559) 637-0123 or through our website,

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mini Implants for Stable Dentures

Dentures are a fantastic option for replacing missing teeth; however they are not always comfortable. Here at Hispano Dental Care in Reedley, CA, we offer mini dental implants for better denture stabilization. These mini implants create a solid base for the dentures so they are more comfortable and unable to move around.

Mini implants are installed into the bone socket just like traditional full-sized dental implants. However, since mini implants are about half the size, they do not require a surgical incision to place them. This also means that the healing process takes much less time.

Four to six mini implants are installed along the upper or lower gum line. Instead of a crown being placed on top of each implant, like the traditional ones have, mini implants have a small titanium ball that is above the gum line. The dentures are made to clip right onto the implants. Most dentures can be altered so that they fit into the implants, but new ones can be made, if not.

Mini implants are also great for holding replacement crowns in spaces where a replacement tooth is needed but a full-sized implant will not fit.

If you are looking for a more comfortable base for your dentures or need a smaller replacement tooth, mini dental implants may work great for you! To schedule a consultation with Hispano Dental Care of Reedley, CA, call us at (559) 637-0123 or visit our website,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dental Implants in Reedley, CA

When a tooth is lost, it is important to replace it as soon as you can. The gum and bone tissue that the teeth are sitting in begin to deteriorate soon after the tooth is lost, which can make it difficult to replace in the future. At Hispano Dental Care of Reedley, CA, we aim to provide our patients with the best options for their oral health, which is why dental implants are an option here.

Dental implants are the most durable option for a tooth replacement that there is. This is because the implant is actually bonded with your jawbone like the root of a natural tooth. The titanium implant post is surgically inserted into your bone socket so it can bond.

Since the process is surgical, a healing time is required before the permanent replacement crown can be attached. During this time you will wear a temporary crown which will allow use of the tooth and protection for the area.

Dental implants are able to last a lifetime with good dental care. A good oral care routine for home including brushing two or three times per day and flossing daily is a good start. Routine visits to your dentist for cleanings and examinations will also make sure the implant stays in good shape.

If you are missing one or more teeth and want a permanent replacement, a dental implant is your solution. To schedule an appointment with Hispano Dental Care of Reedley, CA, give us a call at (559) 637-0123 or visit our website,