Office Closure Notice - Open for Emergencies ONLY!

Dear Patients, Families and Friends,

As our community copes with the fast-moving spread of Covid-19, coronavirus, we hope you and yours are in good health during this stressful time.

As you are aware, the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued warnings and precautions to health-care providers worldwide regarding Covid-19, Coronavirus.

Public officials have advised medical and dental providers to postpone elective procedures for a limited time while we social distance in the effort to slow the spread of this virus.

Patients with upcoming appointments that will have to be rescheduled will be notified by our team, on an ongoing basis as we wait for more understanding of this ever-changing situation.

We will continue to be available on a limited basis for dental emergencies only.

Should you experience a dental emergency, please call our main office phone number and leave a message. This phone number connects to our after-hours cell phone. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

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We will continue our use of universal precautions, which includes use of our masks, gloves, surface barriers, and will always exceed the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization for all instruments per OSHA and CDC guidelines.

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, families and our community is of the utmost concern. Having said that, here are some precautions we’re asking you to take if you come in for an emergency:
  1. Please let us know as soon as possible if you start to experience any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  2. Please do not bring anyone to your appointments. If you need a ride, ask the person who drives you to your appointment to wait in their car until your appointment is concluded.
  3. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after entering our office.
  4. We will also be monitoring temperatures prior to caring for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel welcome to call us at(828) 684-1633.When we are given the green-light to renew regular business operations, we will update you.

We thank you for your patience during this interruption and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able, happy and healthy.

Warm regards,
Dr. Chris Port and the Asheville Smile Center Team
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Selecting the best dentist in Asheville for mature patients

Dr. Port and his team at Asheville Smile Center enjoy providing compassionate, quality dental care to patients of all ages. They know that you face different oral health challenges at each stage of life. This is an important consideration if you are a mature individual, looking for the best dentist in Asheville to help you maintain a good-looking smile that contributes to your overall wellness and quality of life.

Gum disease in seniors

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates more than 17 percent of those aged 65 and older have periodontal disease, and nearly 11 percent have moderate to severe cases. Gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss. Missing teeth impair your ability to eat a balanced diet and to chew food properly for good digestion. The condition makes breath unpleasant and leaves gaps in your smile. Bacteria that cause gum disease are also linked to serious health concerns such as high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Port screens for gum disease at each regular check-up. If he detects the presence of gingivitis or periodontitis, the doctor develops a customized treatment plan to get it under control. Then he shares tips to help you keep gums healthy year round.

Addressing wear with cosmetic dentistry

You and your teeth have been through a lot together, and chances are you aren't ready to stop smiling for a long time. The years may have left your teeth discolored, misaligned, chipped, or worn down, but there is no reason your smile can't look gorgeous and youthful. Dr. Port works with you to address the areas that concern you most, suggesting cosmetic corrections such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, or gentle straightening techniques.


Patients can lose their teeth at any age, from trauma or dental conditions. Dentures that look natural give a tremendous boost to self-confidence. When dentures fit well, they let you enjoy the finer things in life – a juicy steak, a crisp apple, or a spontaneous belly laugh – without embarrassing slippage. Dr. Port would love to talk with you about The Denture Fountain of Youth™, a unique design that restores facial appearance and function of lost teeth.

Life experiences have molded you into the one-of-a-kind person you are today. Your dental care should be as unique as you are. As you search for the best dentist in Asheville for yourself or for a mature family member, know that in Dr. Port's hands, dental care is never one-size-fits-all. Call (828) 585-4049 to schedule an appointment.

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