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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Professional Teeth whitening in San Francisco, CA is a great way to brighten your smile

Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC Providing Professional Teeth whitening in San Francisco

Many of us love our morning cup of coffee, or our evening glass of cabernet. However, while these indulgences may be enjoyable, they can wreak havoc on our teeth, leaving a yellow and stained smile. In addition, habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco can also cause teeth to look yellow or discolored.

It’s easy to be intrigued by the allure of over-the-counter whitening options. They are convenient, affordable, and often make lofty promises. They seem like a great choice for a quick fix, but unfortunately, most people are left with less than expected results. Drug store whitening kits are often hard to use, messy, and rarely leave people with their bright, white dream smile.

Dr. Arellano and his team offer patients two options to whiten their teeth professionally that are safe and effective. From gels that can be used in the convenience of your own home, to in office systems that can dramatically whiten in an hour, we are here to help you and recommend the best course of treatment for your individual situation.

There are many advantages to professional-grade teeth whitening treatments, including:

  • The results are much quicker than over the counter solutions. Zoom whitening can whiten in less than an hour.
  • There is better control over the results. This can help patients achieve a natural-looking transformation.
  • Treatments are done under the care of a professional. This means we take every precaution to make sure the gel is administered properly and that your gums are properly protected.
  • Treatments are completely safe.
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

If all of this sounds too good to be true, it’s not. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out more about the many advantages of professional teeth whitening. We also offer a variety of other cosmetic procedures including veneers, crowns, bridges, and implants to complete your smile makeover. Together, we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. In no time, your smile will be the envy of all of your friends and family. Our office is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118.