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Recent scientific discoveries have indicated a connection between periodontal disease and other major health concerns, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and even orthopedic implant failure. It is in the best interest of every patient to maintain an optimum state of oral health. There are steps that can be taken to prevent or control oral disease:

  • Diet – Reduce the frequency and amount of sugar consumption. Sugary foods should be restricted to mealtime and followed by careful brushing. Water and milk should be emphasized, as the sugar and acid in fruit juice can cause enamel erosion.
  • Smoking – Research results released in 2000 indicated that tobacco might play a significant role in over 50% of patients suffering from periodontal disease. Quitting smoking is one of the most significant things patients can do to prevent periodontal disease and other major health conditions.
  • Water – Saliva is crucial for diluting the toxins generated by plaque. Increased water intake will result in improved saliva flow, especially important for seniors, as saliva diminishes with age.
  • Fluoride – Children’s fluoride treatments and adult’s use of fluoride toothpaste is credited with much of the decline in instances of oral disease.
  • Examinations – A comprehensive oral examination by a dentist should be conducted twice a year to reveal any problems. Periodontal disease, in the early reversible stage, can be diagnosed by a dentist before the patient realizes there is a problem.
  • Hygiene – Everyone’s first defense against oral disease is excellent oral hygiene practices. Teeth should be brushed for a minimum of two minutes, cleaning every surface of each tooth. Dental floss or another interdental device should be used to clean between teeth at least once a day. The mouth should be rinsed twice a day with an antibacterial mouthwash, such as Listerine.
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Dr. Leo Arellano has extensive advanced education, including preventive dentistry and whole health dentistry among other advanced techniques. The first step in the prevention of oral disease is to call 415-881-4343 or stop by 3030 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA and schedule a consultation with Dr. Arellano and his superb dental team.



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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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