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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Teeth whitening techniques with our San Francisco dentist

Teeth Whitening Dentist at Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco Area

A dull, discolored smile can cause patients to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth. This discoloration may be caused by genetics, bad habits, or certain foods and beverages consumed regularly. To combat this discoloration, many San Francisco, CA area patients might consider the benefits of over-the-counter teeth whitening techniques and solutions. However, the best way to brighten the smile is with the help of a dentist using professional-grade products and only the best available in the market today.

How does teeth whitening work?

While the teeth are made to last a lifetime, a lot can happen to them over the years. This includes staining and discoloration that can impact the appearance of the smile as a whole. Patients trying to address these issues may find that professional whitening solutions are the best option to brighten the smile. Professional whitening products lift stains from deep within natural tooth enamel and provide patients with a smile they are proud to share with others.

What whitening techniques are available with Dr. Leo Arellano?

Dr. Leo Arellano is excited to offer several methods of whitening, including various brands and products to achieve desired results:

  • In-office whitening – Dr. Leo Arellano offers in-office power whitening, which can whiten the smile in just a single appointment. He utilizes common brands such as Zoom!, and Opalescence.
  • Home bleaching kits – another option is that of our take-home whitening kits with customized whitening trays. These include Life Like and Opalescence brands.
  • Deep bleaching – deep bleaching is a combination of both in-office whitening and take-home whitening kits. By combining the two services, patients can enjoy dramatic enhancements in their smiles and feel a boost of self-confidence in their appearance. Typically, patients will have the in-office procedure performed and then continue whitening at home using the take-home kits. 
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Call Dr. Leo Arellano today

If you reside in the community of San Francisco, CA, and have been considering the benefits of professional-grade teeth whitening, do not hesitate to contact his practice at 415-881-4343. The office is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard and provides patients with general, aesthetic, and restorative solutions for the smile in a state-of-the-art facility in the community.

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Fractured front tooth and large space repaired and filled in with composite bonding in one appointment

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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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