The importance of dental exams for Asheville patients
By Dr. Christopher Port
Dental exams are the best way for patients to monitor their oral health. Patients visiting the Asheville Smile Center can undergo cleanings and examinations with Dr. Christopher Port and his team. New patients are welcome to schedule an appointment and start seeing our staff for their regular dental health care needs.
What is a dental exam?
A dental examination is a time when a dentist performs a physical evaluation of the mouth. This is done to check for conditions such as periodontal disease or the formation of cavities. Many of these can be seen with a physical check of the smile. However, other conditions require the dentist to have x-rays included. X-rays allow a dentist to examine the health of the smile outside of the physical boundaries. These scans allow for the visualization of the bone and teeth underneath the gum line, helpful in diagnosing issues such as periodontal disease, bone loss, or even infections inside of the teeth which may require procedures such as root canals to resolve.
What about dental cleanings?
Many patients enjoy a dental cleaning at the same visit as their evaluation. Cleanings can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and gums, ensuring optimum dental health and wellness. Cleanings are often done at appointments during which patients may be having other procedures performed. Speaking with the dentist about scheduling a cleaning with an examination is the first step.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Port today!
Call (828) 585-4049 or visit our practice personally at 600 Julian Lane, Suite 610 in Arden, North Carolina. We can assist with a wide range of services including dental examinations to ensure the health of the smile. We encourage most patients to have their cleanings and examinations scheduled every six months for optimum oral health.
Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
- Angela W. The doctors and staff at Asheville always treat us with amazing care. Their sense of humor and professionalism make one confident in their skill and at ease in their presence. Our whole family goes there— even the kids look forward to going for visits and procedures.
"Dr. Chris Port, Asheville esthetic dentist and smile rejuvenator, recently signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading health book publishing company along with other leading dental professionals from across the country to release the book, "More Than A Mouthful."