Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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Dentist near Daly City explains the best way to care for a dental bridge

Best Dental Bridge Care from Daly City dentist

A dental bridge, which is made using a crown for the tooth on each side of the gap and an artificial tooth fused between them, can restore the smile with natural looking, long lasting results. Several types of dental bridges are available, and they can be made from porcelain, alloys, gold, or a combination of materials. With proper care, a bridge can last 10 years or longer.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team help people in San Francisco, Daly City, and the surrounding areas choose the best style and materials for their specific needs, and explain how to care for their bridges to help them enjoy maximum comfort and longevity of their restorations.

Dental bridge care

  • Maintain optimal oral health – It is even more important to keep the remaining teeth healthy and strong by maintaining excellent oral hygiene practices. Brushing after meals, flossing daily, and making regular dental visits are crucial to protect the teeth supporting the bridge.
  • Clean under the artificial tooth – It is important that food debris, plaque, and bacteria be removed from under the artificial tooth. A floss threader, oral irrigator, interproximal brush, or a combination of these aids can make it possible to clean under the bridge. It is also essential that the teeth anchoring the bridge receive careful attention to ensure plaque does not build up around the supporting crowns.
  • To prevent damage to the bridge, avoid chewing on hard substances such as ice or fruit pits.
  • Eat a healthy diet – Proper nutrition is essential to oral health as well as overall health.
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Temporary bridge care

During the time a temporary bridge is worn, a few extra steps in care are necessary.

  • Floss very carefully to avoid dislodging the bridge as it is secured with a soft temporary cement
  • Avoid richly colored foods and beverages, as the resin is susceptible to staining
  • Use alcohol free mouth rinses
  • If the temporary bridge becomes loose, call Dr. Arellano immediately

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team are partners in dental health with their patients. They are happy to answer questions, recommend products and devices, and demonstrate proper techniques to help patients enjoy optimal oral health and longevity of their dental work.

For consummate care near Daly City, call 415-881-4343, or stop by our office at 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118 and schedule an appointment today.

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