Options for tooth whitening in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC Providing Options for tooth whitening in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano and his friendly team are dedicated to providing safe and effective dental care for people from Daly City, San Francisco, and throughout the Bay Area. They offer a wide range of cosmetic services in addition to preventive and restorative dental care.

Teeth whitening is safe

Dr. Arellano performs a thorough oral examination prior to treatment. If gum disease or other dental issues are present, they will need to be treated before the teeth can be whitened. The doctor will advise the patient on the best course of treatment to meet their goals. Whether an in-office or at-home treatment is chosen, oversight by a dental professional ensures patient safety and satisfaction.

Some stains respond to treatment better than others

Yellow discoloration responds very well to the whitening agent, brownish stains are slower and more difficult to lighten, and gray-blue stains may not respond at all. Deep intrinsic stains such as those caused by tetracycline may be better treated with bonding or dental veneers.

Whitening is not permanent, but the results can be touched up or retreated

Richly colored foods and beverages will cause the brightness to fade after some time. However, touch-ups at home can help maintain the results. Brushing or at least rinsing after eating, consuming beverages through a straw, and good oral hygiene practices will help preserve the brightness of the smile.

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Existing dental restorations do not respond to whitening

Bridges, bonding, veneers, crowns, and fillings are not affected by the whitening agents. Although the treatment will not damage existing dental work, it will not whiten it either. If work has been done on the visible teeth, a whitening treatment could make the teeth brighter than the dental materials, resulting in a two-toned smile. Patients could choose a different form of smile enhancement such as porcelain veneers, or opt to have their visible restorations replaced after the whitening treatment.

The benefits of a brighter smile

A bright smile radiates warmth, vitality, and youthfulness. When someone has a bright smile, they are perceived as someone who is healthy and takes care of themselves. Although a whiter smile has a great effect of the way others view someone, the most important benefit is the boost in confidence and self-esteem patients feel when they look in the mirror.

Call 415-881-4343 today to schedule an appointment with the dental team that gives Daly City dazzling smiles.

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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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