General Dentistry for the whole family under one roof in San Francisco area
How to find the best general dentistry care in San Francisco
Selecting the right dentist is an important part of keeping your mouth and body healthy. Not only do you want an individual who is gentle, but you also need someone who will give you the right information and education, is available when the need is urgent, and doesn’t keep you sitting in the waiting room. Dr. Leo Arellano works with countless patients in San Francisco, providing a full suite of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services. He knows there are several considerations people have when choosing a dental practice, including:
Convenience: Is the office conveniently located and do the hours fit your schedule? Does the office run on time and do patients get the full attention of the dental team?
Friendly, professional team: Are patients welcomed when they join the practice? Does the dentist answer all of your questions? Patients want to feel both comfortable and confident in the care they’re receiving.
Educated and skilled: Patients who have a particular dental issue will want to be sure that the dentist has that specific experience. Dr. Arellano suggests asking which services a dentist provides and which treatments are referred to other experts.
Prevention is key. Keeping your mouth healthy is easy and less expensive than treating a problem. Does the dentist take the time to meet with you and carefully examine your teeth during regular checkups? These appointments provide an opportunity to do more than clean your teeth, they also give the dentist a chance to find potential issues, such as a weak area on a tooth, before it becomes a larger problem.
Dr. Arellano is committed to providing a calm environment, gentle care, and a professional team. The team will ensure that their patients’ at-home oral care routine is working well and fix anything that causes pain or aesthetic flaws.
FACT? or MYTH? - General/Cosmetic Dentistry
Fact or myth: Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth and situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpastes can be more effective. Ask your dentist about what may be best for your teeth, and always look for the ADA Seal of Approval. Fact or myth: If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface, there may be cavities, problems with the root, or other abnormalities. Fact or myth: Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person, though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth: Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advances in technology and safety practices, there’s nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth: You should visit your dentist at least twice a year. Fact.