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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Transform your smile with teeth whitening treatment in San Francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano at Leo Arellano DDS PC Explaining How Transform your smile with teeth whitening treatment in San Francisco

Are you ready for a whiter smile? If you have stained, dull, or yellow teeth, it is now quicker and easier than ever to brighten your smile. With Zoom whitening treatment from Dr. Arellano in San Francisco, you can transform your smile in just one visit.

Let’s face it, image matters. Whether you are in a first interview, meeting someone in class, or on a date, the appearance of your smile can influence a first impression. Being embarrassed about your smile can also diminish your confidence and take a toll on your self-esteem. A beautiful smile that you are proud of can help both your personal and professional life.

We often see people turn to over-the-counter methods to whiten their smiles. We understand why this happens as their convenience and clever advertising makes them an easy choice. Unfortunately, most people are disappointed with the results. While they can minimally improve your smile, they are less powerful than professional methods, so they tend to work slowly and produce uneven results.

With Zoom whitening from Dr. Arellano, your dreams of a whiter smile can be achieved quickly and easily.

We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

How it works:

Tooth enamel is naturally porous. The bleaching agent in Zoom whitening is able to penetrate the enamel and drastically reduce the effects of stains on your teeth.

Zoom Whitening is administered under the guidance of professionals because your safety and protection are our top priority. A guard is placed in the mouth to protect the lips along with a special coating to protect the gums and keep the lips from becoming dry during treatment.

The Zoom whitening gel is applied evenly to the teeth and then activated by a special light that helps the bleach penetrate the enamel, leaving the teeth sparkling white. Most treatments are completed in about an hour. Some patients do notice that their teeth have a heightened sensitivity after their whitening treatment. This will generally resolve within a few days.

To maintain the results of your whitening treatment, remember to maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine and try to avoid dark colored foods and beverages, as they are notorious for staining teeth.

If you are in the San Francisco area and would like to learn more about the Zoom teeth whitening treatment, call our office today to schedule a consultation.

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