Issue #36

  Taking a bite out of TMJ disorders
  Special Offers
  Valentine's Special ....
  Update - Zoom® In-Office ....
  Community and Professional ....
  Baby Shower and Best Wishes!
  Sweeney Ridge - Mori Point ....
  Get Social With Us!
  Smile Makeover
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FEBRUARY 2014 Newsletter

Taking a bite out of TMJ disorders
Your temporomandibular joints are those on either side of the face, just in front of your ears. They hold your lower jaw in place and allow it to move freely up and down and side to side, and to thrust forward – when they are working properly.

These joints move on the basic principle of a ball and socket. However, smooth operation of your TMJs requires a complex balance of bite alignment, teeth, muscles, and ligaments. When this balance is disrupted, you get jaw pain, headaches, limited mobility, dizziness, earaches, and jaw noises.

If you notice any of these symptoms, please be sure to tell us. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimate that about 10 million Americans are affected by TMD (temporomandibular disorders). Many cases go undiagnosed or the symptoms are masked with heavy pain medications. Dr. Arellano is adept at diagnosing TMJ problems based on a thorough analysis of your jaw, bite, and wear on teeth.

Most patients find relief from a customized program of simple lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, or an oral appliance to reduce strain on the joints. You don’t have to suffer with chronic TMJ symptoms. See us for compassionate, effective treatment options.
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Valentine's Special 50% Off Zoom!®
Want better oral health for you and your loved one? Studies show that people who have their teeth professionally whitened tend to spend more time caring for their teeth therefore leading to healthier teeth and gums. Call us from February 14, 2014 through February 28, 2014 to make an appointment for Zoom! whitening and get 50% off the usual price of $595.

Only current patients* of our office and new patients referred by our current patients are eligible for the 50% offer. All other patients shall receive 30% off the usual price.

(* Current patients are those who have had a new-patient exam in the past and have had an appointment with us in the preceding 12 months.)
Update - Zoom® In-Office Teeth Whitening
Our January promotion was a great success with patients happy with their results and with little to no sensitivity usually associated with teeth whitening. This is because we have upgraded to Zoom's newest light technology, WhiteSpeed. WhiteSpeed is the only in-office system that has variable intensity settings so each treatment can be customized to maximize patient comfort. The system also includes desensitizers to help minimize sensitivity and protect your enamel. Take advantage our Valentine's Special! Studies show that people who have their teeth professionally whitened tend to spend more time caring for their teeth therefore leading to healthier teeth and gums.
Community and Professional Service
In preparation to providing athletic mouthguards to the San Francisco State University basketball and wrestling teams, I assisted my colleague, Dr. Eric Yabu, during his Sports Dentistry class for the 4th year dental students at the UCSF School of Dentistry. This was preceded by an evening at San Francisco State University taking molds of the athletes' teeth and then a day making the mouthguards.

Baby Shower and Best Wishes!
We recently had a baby shower for Dr. Cynthia Wong who is expecting a baby girl due March 3, 2014. Best wishes as Dr. Wong begins her 4-month long maternity leave.

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Sweeney Ridge - Mori Point Loop Hike
With unseasonably warm weather on the day before Christmas 2013, we decided to try a new trail around Pacifica to take advantage of this clear day. Starting at the Skyline College trailhead in San Bruno, we hiked a leisurely 10+ miles with our good hiking friends Trista & Sharif who were visiting from Atlanta, Georgia, and we all enjoyed a great crab sandwich at Nicks Restaurant at Rockaway Beach, Pacifica.

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Smile Makeover of the Month

A missing lower front tooth replaced by a removable stayplate.
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