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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What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening Tips in San Francisco Area

There are many options to achieve a white, bright, and healthy-looking smile, including such products as whitening toothpaste, brushes, strips, rinses, mouthwash, and others. However, one of the most productive and safest ways is professional teeth whitening at the dentist. If you are contemplating whitening your teeth, and you need more information and tips, the general and cosmetic dentistry of Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco prepared a list of benefits of the whitening procedure:

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Here are the reasons why professional teeth whitening is worth trying:

  • Quick results. Even though the products you get in stores have shown promising results, it may take a few weeks or even months before you see anything. With professional teeth whitening, you will see the first results after just one appointment.
  • Safe treatment. Many over-the-counter whitening products cause irritation and gum damage, even though this damage and irritation are temporary. In contrast, professional teeth whitening is safe.
  • Customized treatment. Unfortunately, there is no versatility with over-the-counter whitening options. Professional whitening is different – it allows you to discuss what result you are looking for with your dentist. Your dentist will, in turn, tell you what is and what is not possible.
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Types of Professional Whitening Treatments

There are three types of professional whitening offered at the general and cosmetic dentistry Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco – whitening applied during an in-office appointment, and home bleaching used at home. Also available is deep bleaching that is known as the most popular combined method. You can obtain home bleaching products at the dentist’s practice. Professionally dispensed home products like Opalescence and Nite White are proven to be safe. They and other brands provided are also the most effective compared to other products available on the market.

The general and cosmetic dentistry Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco

If you live in the San Francisco area and are looking for reliable and trustworthy dentistry for tooth whitening, Leo Arellano DDS PC is ready to help. We use the most advanced technologies in teeth whitening and make sure our patients leave with a happy, bright, and white smile. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule an appointment, you can reach us at 415-881-4343.

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