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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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry explained by Dr. Leo Arellano

Your smile says a lot about you. It is the first impression that most people will get when they look at you. This is why it is so important to have a beautiful, healthy looking smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a field in which dentists are able to not only restore and fix your smile, but keep it looking beautiful and natural with the proper restorations, materials, and techniques.

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a number of procedures. All have one objective in mind, and that is to restore the appearance of dental health. It’s a fact that health and beauty go hand in hand. Teeth in a healthy smile are generally not dark in color, stained, worn down, missing, chipped, cracked, nor crooked. They also do not show exposed roots nor should they show evidence of previous problems by seeing obvious existing dental restorations.

Teeth whitening is a popular consideration for those who want to whiten and brighten their smile. Stained and discolored teeth may make individuals feel self-conscious. Teeth whitening procedures are relatively inexpensive and are an effective way to quickly address discolored teeth.

Bridges and crowns are also cosmetic ways to deal with cracked, broken, or missing teeth. Crowns are also used to help protect teeth after trauma or oral procedures such as root canals which may weaken the teeth. Bridges are a way to replace missing teeth, eliminating large spaces where the previous teeth had been.

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Dental implants and dentures are prosthetics that help replace missing teeth. Dentures can be either full or partial depending on the number of teeth they are replacing, and dental implants are inserted into the gums and jawbones. They are then capped with crowns to replace teeth, or they can be used to stabilize loose dentures by having them “snap” into place.

Cosmetic dentistry also includes orthodontics such as Invisalign which is a form of invisible braces used to straighten teeth. Porcelain veneers can also accomplish the same solution, as well as hide discolored or permanently stained teeth.

Dr. Arellano of San Francisco specializes in various cosmetic dentistry procedures, and can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Call today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out what Dr. Arellano can do to get you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!

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Porcelain Veneers to Repair Severe Wear and Erosion

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Even after moving to Oakland (and when I lived in Mountain View) I always return to SF to see Dr. Arellano. EVERYONE in the office is top notch!

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