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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Helping Daly City look younger with cosmetic dentistry services

Look younger with cosmetic dentistry

The Max Planck Institute in Berlin conducted a study that found most adults underestimate the age of people when they are smiling. People have a tendency to perceive smiling faces as more upbeat, attractive, and youthful. However, smiles can begin to show the esthetic and physical signs of aging when people are in their 30s or 40s as health habits and lifestyles take their toll on the teeth.

Fortunately, the advances in cosmetic dentistry now offer many opportunities to reverse the dental signs of aging with conservative treatments and beautiful results.

  • Oral health – A healthy mouth is the foundation for a beautifully youthful smile.
  • Whitening – A sparkling white smile tends to dim as time passes due to the staining agents in the richly colored foods and beverages. Professional in-office or at-home teeth whitening can lighten teeth by several shades, making the smile appear more youthful and vibrant.
  • Tooth shaping and contouring – As patients age, their teeth naturally wear down. Dental bonding can be used to shape a tooth as well as conceal stains, chips, and gaps.
  • Porcelain veneers – Thin sheaths of porcelain can be bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to change their size, color, or shape. With age, tooth enamel thins, allowing the yellowish dentin to show through. Veneers can essentially replace the enamel, restoring youthful brilliance.
  • Dark fillings – Tooth colored composite fillings, or porcelain inlays or onlays, can replace silver amalgam fillings, making dental work virtually undetectable. A smile without obvious work looks naturally beautiful and youthful.
  • Invisalign – A straight set of teeth conveys youth. Invisalign can correct misalignment discreetly using clear aligner trays.
  • Porcelain crowns and bridges – Missing or damaged teeth can be restored beautifully and naturally, eliminating flaws that age a smile. And old gold crowns can be replaced with natural tooth colored alternatives.
  • Periodontal treatments – Treatment for gum disease can halt gum recession, and gum contouring or grafting can create beautiful pink frames around the teeth for a younger looking smile.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team have added youthful health and vibrancy to many smiles in San Francisco, Daly City, and the surrounding areas. Call 415-881-4343, or stop by our office at 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA to schedule an appointment today.

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Highly recommend Dr Arellano’s practice.
Dr. Arellano and his staffs are pros and with long experience. It’s your true dentist next door. You can see from pictures hanged on the walk that most, if not all, of his staffs have been working with him for ages. It speaks for itself for how well Arellano DDS PC is!

Have been patronizing this place for many years. Back then I used to live in the same neighborhood. Their service is so good that even after I moved to a new neighborhood that’s super far away from here I still continue to come here for all my dental care.

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