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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Daly City asks, “Can I find sleep apnea treatment near me”

Can I find sleep apnea treatment near me

Only a few dental professionals are trained in the control and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Daly City residents are fortunate; when they do an internet search for “sleep apnea treatment near me.” They will discover that a nearby dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, located at 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118 has extensive experience in successfully treating snoring and sleep apnea.

The importance of treatment

Seeking treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is crucial to patients’ health, safety, and wellbeing. This condition causes the body to be deprived of sufficient oxygen to supply the vital organs while sleeping. The following are just some of the health concerns associated with this condition.

Heart disease – Those who have OSA are more likely to suffer fatal heart attacks during the night. This could be due to the system stress of insufficient restful sleep, or low blood oxygen levels. Atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) and strokes have also been linked to OSA. The lack of oxygen makes it difficult for the brain to regulate blood flow to the arteries and brain.

High blood pressure – The frequent waking at night causes an increase in activity of the hormonal systems, resulting in higher blood pressure levels at night in individuals with hypertension. Insufficient levels of oxygen in the blood can contribute to high blood pressure as well. Some patients who receive treatment for their OSA are able to reduce the amount of medications they are taking for their blood pressure.

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Diabetes – Up to 80 percent of all people with Type 2 diabetes have some level of OSA. Although research has not discovered the direct link between diabetes and OSA, it is known that insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, can be caused by sleep deprivation.

Asthma – Although the connection between asthma and OSA has not been proven, many patients find they suffer from fewer asthma attacks after receiving sleep apnea treatment.

The most common physician prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP machine, but patient compliance with this method is low. CPAP is very effective when used, but many patients discontinue the therapy due to discomfort and inconvenience.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team have achieved great success treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea with comfortable dental appliances and coaching on simple lifestyle changes. They can help people in Daly City and across the Bay Area enjoy restorative sleep once again. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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