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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Cosmetic Teeth Whitening San Francisco

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening San Francisco from Leo Arellano DDS PC

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what we notice first when we see others is their smile. When your teeth are discolored or dull, you may not feel confident about your overall appearance. People have a tendency to hide their smile if they are unhappy with it. Covering your smile, however, does not remedy the problem. When others cannot see your smile, your personal interactions are hindered. Rather than live with a smile you don’t love, visit our office to investigate the treatment options to get your most beautiful smile.

The issue of yellow teeth is one that millions of people deal with. It is nearly impossible to avoid the foods and beverages that can cause teeth to become dull or discolored over time. Some of the common foods that discolor a bright smile are red wine, coffee, and tea, although soda and fruit juices will dull white teeth over time too. Lifestyle habits such as smoking are also known to cause teeth to darken, as can taking certain medications. Factors that cause our teeth to change color over time are many, and our best defense is to know what to do about the problem when it occurs.

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Today, every time you flip through a magazine or turn on the television, you’re likely to see an advertisement for a whitening toothpaste or strip that is quite convincing. We cannot say that over the counter toothpastes or whitening strips do not work, because they do. However, their effectiveness is certainly limited. For a commercial whitener to be safe, the whitening agent is generally more mild in strength than those dispensed by a dentist. Therefore, along with the imprecise fit of the commercial whitening strip, the problem, is that the whitening agent is either too weak or diluted or there is inadequate contact time to whiten your teeth optimally.

Our teeth are porous so the stain-causing culprits like dyes and tannins seep deep into the enamel – where commercial strips may not be as effective at reaching. Working with Dr. Arellano, patients are able to see their teeth brighten by several shades – and stay that way longer. We offer at-home and in-office whitening to meet the varying needs of our patients. To learn more about our whitening treatments, contact us today.

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