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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Dentist in San Francisco, CA helps patients brighten their smiles with home teeth whitening

Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC helps patients brighten their smiles with home teeth whitening

When people’s smiles no longer sparkle because their teeth have become dull, discolored, or yellowed, they may find themselves looking for ways to bring back the whiteness and the shine. A quick trip to the local drugstore or a scan of the infomercials on a late night will show a number of products that promise to deliver dramatic results quickly. While these products may sound like the perfect solution, many patients in San Francisco, CA, find that they don’t usually live up to their promises. Furthermore, if not used properly, they can actually cause discomfort, pain, or damage to the teeth.

Those looking for ways to brighten their smiles can call Dr. Leo Arellano. He has been helping patients achieve their best, and most confident smiles for many years. With Dr. Arellano and his team, patients can be sure they will not only achieve the results they want, they will do so in a safe and comfortable manner.

Some patients want whiter teeth immediately. However, that treatment uses a high concentration of whitening solution and can have more side effects such as sensitivity. Dr. Arellano offers his patients a different option with custom-made trays and safe, professional-grade whitening solution.

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

This at-home whitening treatment gives Dr. Arellano and his patients more control over the process than they have with over-the-counter products and greater safety than single-visit whitening treatments offer. For patients who have a greater concern or risk of sensitivity, Dr. Arellano can decrease the concentration in the gel solution. Additionally, the at home treatment gives patients greater flexibility because they can use the whitening trays while reading, answering email, doing light housework, or watching television.

While the dentist prescribed, at-home whitening systems are effective, it’s important to remind patients that if they continue to consume dark foods and beverages, the stains will reappear. The at-home whitening system can be used for touch up sessions in the future, but it’s best to try to avoid those foods or habits that discolor teeth.

Call Dr. Arellano today to learn more about at-home whitening treatment.

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What our patients are saying...

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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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