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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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For the Best teeth whitening in San Francisco, you need your dentist

Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC Providing Best Teeth Whitening

It seems that most people would love to have a little smile makeover. Even when teeth are straight and healthy, discoloration may occur simply as a result of the foods and drinks regularly consumed. Fortunately, there are several options available when it comes to whitening teeth and regaining confidence. However, not all options are effective, or even safe. For the best teeth whitening in San Francisco, you really do need your dentist.

Whitening toothpastes are very commonly used today. Consumers tend to believe that such products will improve the appearance of their teeth significantly and therefore use them on a daily basis. While there is very little risk involved in using a whitening toothpaste every day, there are also limitations on how much they will improve your smile. These products are manufactured to remove surface stains. As such, they typically contain either special abrasives that gently polish the teeth or chemicals such as sodium tripolyphosphate that help break down or dissolve stains. The stains removed by a whitening toothpaste are on the surface; the fact is that most stains are within the deeper layers of the tooth.

After whitening toothpastes, consumers will usually reach for the best-looking whitening strip. Strips are made of thin plastic and coated with a whitening agent such as hydrogen peroxide. The dosage of the bleaching agent is provided by the manufacturer at the back of the packet of the whitening strip, and is limited due to the fact that this is a commercial over the counter product. While manufacturers tout amazing results and ease of use, strips, like whitening toothpastes, only have limited results also.

We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Rather than fall into the trap of believing over the counter methods are more cost effective and just as reliable, speak with Dr. Arellano about professional teeth whitening services. Today, there are options that fit into every budget and lifestyle. Whether you choose an at-home method or one that takes place right in our office, in just one visit, you are guaranteed better results that last longer than what you get with commercial products. Through professional grade products, bleaching agents reach into the deeper layers of the tooth where stains have settled.

By working with Dr. Arellano, you can remove years of staining on your teeth and improve your appearance with a dazzling smile!

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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.... More Reviews