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 v. Braces: Which is right for you?

Invisalign v. Braces San Francisco

Your smile is your greatest asset and is typically the first thing people notice when they see you. Is yours as straight as it could be? Maybe your bite is a little bit off, maybe the gap that you used to find appealing now makes you self-conscious, maybe you tried traditional braces, but your teeth shifted after they were removed.

Whatever the reason for wanting to straighten your teeth, Dr. Leo Arellano wants you to know that the benefits of straighter teeth aren’t simply cosmetic. Straighter teeth also mean a healthier mouth, easier cleaning, and better overall health. The even better news is that now you don’t have to endure metal brackets, sharp wires, and rubber bands to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Arellano offers his patients Invisalign trays, which are barely noticed by others. While the most obvious benefit of Invisalign braces is they are practically invisible, there are a number of other advantages. Metal braces can be rough and sharp against the inside of a patient’s mouth, but invisible braces are smooth with no sharp edges that can scratch or cut.

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The comfortable plastic trays shift the patient’s teeth in small increments. Patients should wear the aligners approximately 22 hours a day; however, they are removable, making brushing and flossing the teeth and cleaning the aligners quick and easy. Patients can also eat what they want instead of having to avoid certain foods that can’t be eaten while wearing traditional orthodontics.

The convenience of Invisalign is also a great benefit. Instead of visiting the dentist or orthodontist to have braces tightened, patients simply change their trays every two weeks. These changes follow a treatment plan that is customized specifically for each patient by Dr. Arellano, giving the best smile a patient could want.

Are you ready to straighten your teeth and improve your smile? Call the office of Dr. Leo Arellano General & Cosmetic Dentistry today to discuss your concerns about your current smile and your desired results. Dr. Arellano will work closely with you to determine the fastest and most effective treatment plan.

The benefits of Invisalign vs. traditional braces include comfort, discreetness, the ability to be removed, convenience, and quick trips to the dentist.

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Full Reconstruction with Veneers and Crowns

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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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