WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, 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.

Here are some new changes we have made 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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Look younger with San Francisco cosmetic dental treatments

Look younger with San Francisco cosmetic dental treatments from Leo Arellano DDS PC

People have been seeking ways to look younger since the days of Herodotus (5th century BC) who wrote about the legendary fountain of youth. Although the fountain was never found, to this day people fight aging through plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic formulas.

The attempts to achieve a more youthful appearance can be challenging. Plastic surgery is extremely expensive, most cosmetic treatments provided by dermatologists are temporary and have to be repeated regularly, and over the counter products are generally ineffective.

Fortunately, there is another option. People often overlook a fast and effective method of trimming a few years off their appearance – cosmetic dental treatments.

Missing teeth

No matter how healthy the mouth is, and how beautiful the remaining teeth are, the gaps from missing teeth can age the smile. Worse yet, the bone under the gaps can erode, affecting dental health and facial contours. Additionally, the spaces allow the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, affecting the entire smile.

Dental implants topped with porcelain crowns restore natural beauty, maintain the alignment of the teeth, and help protect facial contours and tooth stability by providing stimulation to the jawbone, which prevents erosion.

Receding gums

The gum tissue naturally recedes with age, this is where the expression “long in the tooth” originated, referring to an aged person or animal. Gum recession ages the smile, and increases the risk of gum disease and decay. Gum grafting and gum contouring can create beautiful pink frames for the teeth for a vibrant, more youthful smile.

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

Tooth Color

When the teeth lose their luster and they become discolored, it can make the smile look old and tired. In-office or at-home teeth whitening can brighten the smile for a younger, healthier appearance.

Thinning enamel

Tooth enamel can become thin over the years due to wear, and acidic foods and beverages. The dentin underlying tooth enamel has a yellow cast and can make the teeth appear yellow as the enamel thins and the dentin shows through. Porcelain veneers can cover the yellowed teeth, restoring the teeth to a bright, youthful white.

Oral health

Good oral health is a necessary foundation for an attractive, youthful smile. Periodontal disease, decay, chips, fractures, and misalignment can age the smile dramatically. Dental treatments to correct these conditions can restore oral health and help the smile look young and vital.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his friendly team are experienced in restoring the health, youth, and beauty of many smiles in San Francisco, creating vibrant smiles as bright as the California sunshine. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment today.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Commonly small upper lateral incisors are conservatively made larger with no-prep porcelain veneers.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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