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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It is never too late to improve the health of Daly City smiles with Invisalign

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Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for adolescents anymore; an increasing number of adults are straightening their teeth without taking on a mouth full of metal. With longer life expectancies than past generations, and an ever-increasing pressure to looks one’s best, many adults are seeking the health and aesthetic benefits of straighter teeth and a better bite.

Patient friendly Invisalign

The Invisalign system is the high-tech, discreet way to straighten teeth. A series of transparent, BPA-free, plastic aligner trays gently move teeth into place. The trays are essentially invisible when worn, and can be removed when necessary, so they have a minimal impact on patients’ lifestyles. Fewer office visits and shorter appointments during treatment is a timesaving advantage over traditional treatment.

Although most adults are seeking the aesthetic benefits of straightening their teeth, improved alignment provides a number of health and psychosocial benefits as well:

Improved oral health and resistance to periodontal disease

Studies show that malocclusion (misaligned teeth) reduce the potential for effective oral hygiene and natural cleansing by saliva. Thereby, malocclusion can contribute to the buildup of plaque, increasing the risk of periodontal (gum) disease and dental decay. Proper alignment helps the gum tissue fit around the teeth securely and makes it easier for patients to brush and floss effectively, which promotes healthy teeth and gums.

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Improved function

Bite refers to the way the upper and lower teeth fit together; they must mesh properly for optimal function. A bad bite can make biting, chewing, and speaking difficult, cause unnecessary wear on the teeth, and has the potential to cause jaw discomfort. Invisalign aligners can correct crossbite, open bite, underbite, and overbite. Treatment can restore functionality, comfort, and protect the teeth from excessive wear.
Improved dental and facial aesthetics

Numerous studies have shown that misalignment can be a social and professional handicap. Social reaction to the appearance of the teeth can have a significant psychosocial impact, affecting the way others treat an individual and the way that person feels about him or herself. Invisalign treatment can straighten the teeth and correct the bite thereby transforming the entire face and smile.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his terrific team make San Francisco, Daly City, and the surrounding communities, smile with health, beauty, and confidence. Call 415-881-4343 and ask about a complimentary 15-minute consultation.

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We’ve gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he’s done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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