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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Enhance a smile with cosmetic dentistry services near Daly City

Enhance a smile with cosmetic dentistry services by Dr. Leo Arellano

From major changes to minor repairs, Dr. Leo Arellano and his talented team offer cosmetic dentistry services that transform smiles in Daly City and across the Bay Area. Whether teeth are discolored, misaligned, misshapen, chipped, decayed, fractured, or missing, we can help. They can change the shape, size, or color of teeth, lengthen short teeth, close gaps, align them, or replace them if they are missing.

The services offered to enhance smiles include, but are not limited to:

  • Gum disease treatment – A healthy mouth is an essential foundation for a beautiful smile. If gum disease is present, we will address it before commencing cosmetic treatment.
  • Teeth whitening – Both one hour in-office bleaching and take-home kits are offered to meet the needs of their patients. Teeth whitening is a small step that can make a big difference in the beauty of a smile. Often, this treatment is all that is needed to transform a smile.
  • Invisalign – This option is a terrific alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign’s clear aligner trays are discreet, comfortable, and convenient.
  • Veneers – Thin, lustrous porcelain shells can be placed on the front surfaces of the visible teeth for a complete smile makeover in just two or three weeks.
  • Cosmetic fillings – Composite resin can be used for tooth colored fillings rather than unsightly dental amalgam that leaves dark spots in the treated teeth.
  • Porcelain inlays and onlays – These beautiful porcelain restorations blend in beautifully with natural tooth enamel. They can be used to repair large cavities while retaining the healthy portion of the tooth structure.
  • Dental bonding – The composite resin used in tooth colored fillings can also be used to lengthen short teeth, fill gaps between teeth, cover chips or cracks, or change the shape of teeth.
  • Gum shaping – When too much gum tissue is covering the teeth, it can make them appear short and result in a “gummy smile.” Gum contouring can remove excess tissue creating beautiful pink frames for the teeth, truly highlighting the smile. Alternatively, gum grafts can replace tissue lost to gum recession and cover any exposed roots.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

An attractive smile is a great personal asset, as it can boost patients’ confidence and self-esteem. Even better, most people tend to take better care of their dental health after cosmetic dentistry treatments because they want to protect their stunning smiles! Many Daly City and San Francisco residents rely on Dr. Leo Arellano and his team to keep them smiling beautifully. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment, or use the convenient form at the side of this page.

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I’m happy to wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Leo Arellano. Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since the late 1980s, shortly after he established his practice, and I have relied on his expertise since then. He is an exceptionally skilled and caring dentist. Everyone who is part of his team represents the practice with a very high degree of professionalism and sincerity.

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