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 regular teeth exams in Asheville NC are important for patients with diabetes

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Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which your body’s blood glucose (sugar) levels can rise higher than normal. Patients who have diabetes are unable to use insulin properly, which causes the elevated glucose levels.

Patients with diabetes are often acutely aware of the importance of proper nutrition to maintain their oral health. But what many don’t realize is patients with diabetes can be up to twice as likely to develop oral problems such as gum disease.

Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk for the following oral issues:
  • Gum disease
  • Dry mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Thrush
  • Improper healing after oral procedures
It is vital for patients with diabetes to maintain proper oral care at home along with regular teeth exams. By staying proactive about your dental care you can help maintain the health of your mouth. Consider the following tips:
  • Maintain at least twice yearly visits to the dentist to have your teeth and gums cleaned.
  • Floss your teeth at least once each day to help prevent a buildup of plaque.
  • Brush your teeth in the morning and evening or after every meal. Use a soft toothbrush.
  • Denture wearers need to make sure to clean them daily.
  • Consider quitting smoking. If you need help with resources for quitting, ask your dentist.
  • Consider using an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce bacteria in the mouth.
At Asheville Smile Center, we are equipped to handle the special oral care needs of our patients with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is important to let us know so that we can design a plan of action for keeping your mouth healthy. Please let us know if you’ve had a recent hypoglycemic episode and when you last took insulin.

For a dentist who truly understands the unique needs of diabetes patients, call (828) 585-4049.

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