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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Invisalign is a great option for adults who want straighter teeth

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Many adults understand the importance of a confident smile in their personal, social, and professional lives. If they are pleased with their appearance when looking in a mirror, it boosts their self-esteem. It enables them to set about their life with a winning smile and a self-assured air, which are important personal assets.

Unfortunately, people with misaligned teeth can be deprived of this feeling if they are unhappy with their smile. Many adults are unwilling to consider orthodontics because of the discomfort and look of traditional metal brackets and wires. Others mistakenly believe that they are too old to benefit from braces; or that it is too late to correct the problem.

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Invisalign uses virtually invisible aligners made of a smooth, clear, comfortable thermoplastic material. They can be worn at work, for social events, and even in business meetings without embarrassment. The aligners are removable, facilitating appropriate oral hygiene routines and enabling patients to eat their choice of foods. However, the aligners should be worn a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day for a timely outcome. As an added benefit, Invisalign requires less frequent dental visits, and less time in the dentist’s chair, allowing patients to get on with their busy lives.

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Most people seek treatment for alignment issues for cosmetic dentistry reasons; however, there are many health benefits as well. Improperly aligned teeth can cause excessive tooth wear, difficulty with speech, strain on the jaw joints, pain when chewing, and ineffective oral hygiene. The misaligned teeth can harbor bacteria that can result in the onset or advancement of periodontal (gum) disease. Studies have found a link between gum disease and heart attacks, strokes, and other major illnesses.

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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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