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.

Before Call for an emergency you must read
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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How Asheville area patients can remove dental plaque from the teeth

Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist in the Asheville area who encourages his patients, new and current, to take good care of their smile. Dental care often requires patients to brush and floss their teeth after every meal and maintain their regular appointments with their dentist. This is important in ensuring problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease are avoided, or, if they occur, that they are able to be treated immediately before they become a bigger problem.

The key to maintaining a healthy smile is the removal of dental plaque. Plaque is what develops on the teeth after tartar has been uncontrolled. Bacteria and food particles can cause tartar to start developing on the surfaces of the teeth and gums. Tartar is a sticky substance that can be removed with brushing and flossing. If patients do not remove dental plaque in a timely manner, it becomes hard and develops into plaque. Plaque cannot be removed easily with brushing, which is when patients need to see a dental professional.

Plaque can be removed with special instruments at the dental office. Dr. Christopher Port and the team of the Asheville Smile Center can provide patients with plaque removal during their recall appointments. Plaque can develop in very hard-to-reach places that can be difficult for patients to reach with floss and a toothbrush, which is why regular visits with a dentist for a professional cleaning is highly recommended, even for patients who are diligent about their oral health care needs. Dr. Christopher Port can remove dental plaque from the surfaces of the teeth and gums and bring the smile back to health after each dental recall visit.

If you live in the Asheville community or surrounding area and are interested in learning more about complete dental care and improving oral health, now is the time to contact Dr. Christopher Port and the team of the Asheville Smile Center to learn about how to remove tartar, plaque, food particles, and bacteria from the smile to keep it healthy and clean. Our practice also provides patients with esthetic dentistry solutions and restorative treatments to help in maintaining a healthy smile for life!

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