San Francisco dentist explains the importance of professional teeth cleaning and check ups

dentist explains the importance of professional teeth cleaning and check ups

When choosing a dentist, many patients focus on the dental problems that can be fixed or corrected. From restorative care such as cavity fillings, root canals, or reversing gum disease to cosmetic dental care like teeth whitening, veneers, and cosmetic bonding, many patients are impressed to see before and after photos in a dentist’s portfolio. Patients actively search for dentists who are educated, experienced, and who provide gentle care.

While this type of care is important, it’s also critical not to lose focus on the care that can prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. Preventative dental care requires attention from both the patient and the dentist. However, it’s much easier to prevent a dental problem than it is to fix one.

Trusted dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano knows that preventative care is critical to both oral health and to a patient’s overall health and wellness, and he is committed to providing care that will benefit the patient’s entire body. Here, Dr. Arellano explains how patients can be sure they’re keeping their mouth in top shape.

  • Brush and floss every single day. Brushing and flossing are two of the most important dental health habits a patient can perform. Not only does brushing make your mouth feel better, it removes food particles and harmful bacteria. Left on the teeth and gums, these bacteria can grow and lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Proper nutrition is important for health reasons, obviously. However, it’s also critical to your oral health. Too many sweets can damage the enamel of the teeth while foods that are high in acid content can also break down the tooth’s enamel. Patients should try to consume a diet made up of protein, dairy, crunchy vegetables and foods that are high in water content.
  • Visit the dentist. Regular checkups with your dentist are important for two reasons. First, during the appointment, patients receive a professional cleaning by a trained hygienist using professional tools that allow him or her to reach areas of the mouth that the patient simply cannot reach at home. Secondly, this appointment provides the dentist with a chance to identify trouble spots before they progress into larger problems.
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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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