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We Are Excited To Announce That Starting May 11th
We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours!

We’ve missed you! We hope you have stayed safe and in good health!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice! You may have seen this during your visits to our office in the past. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to share additional precautions we will also be taking to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients.
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They will include but are not limited to:
  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
  3. Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
  4. Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
  5. Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
  6. Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
  7. Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
  8. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
  9. Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
  10. Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
  11. Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
  12. Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
  13. Masks worn throughout office by every patient and team member, except for when patients are receiving treatment
*Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 828-684-1633 or email us at info@AshevilleSmileCenter.com

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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Arden area dentist explains the differences between cosmetic dentistry vs general dentistry

At the Asheville Smile Center in the Arden area, we provide community patients with a wide range of services including preventative, cosmetic, and general dentistry. These are all different areas of dentistry that have specific focuses. Many questions are asked to the dental team at our office about the differences between cosmetic dentistry vs. general dentistry.

General dentistry encompasses treatments required for maintaining one's oral health. This often includes cleanings, examinations, x-rays, fillings, and periodontal disease therapies. These services are necessary for keeping the teeth, gums, and bones healthy over the course of one's life. General dentistry that is done to help in avoiding problems within the smile is also referred to as preventative dentistry, as these treatments can assist in reducing the likelihood of problems such as cavities and periodontal disease.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. While some general dentistry procedures may also be cosmetic in nature (for example, tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns), some procedures are done strictly for the aesthetic benefits. Cosmetic dentistry services may include:
  • Teeth whitening/bleaching
  • Orthodontics (Invisalign, Six Month Smiles)
  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dentures
Many cosmetic procedures are done to help patients look better and feel more confident about their appearance. They can be completed to help realign teeth, whiten teeth, replace teeth, or cover up trauma and breakage that may have occurred over time. Patients who are worried about the aesthetics of their smile can speak to a dentist who has training and experience in cosmetic procedures such as Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center.

Both general dentistry procedures and cosmetic dentistry services available at the Asheville Smile Center are done to assist patients in obtaining great oral health and a beautiful smile. We work with dental insurance plans to help make these treatments more affordable, and we offer several payment options including easy monthly installments for more expensive procedures, which may be difficult to pay upfront.

People in and around the Arden area are welcome to contact the Asheville Smile Center to learn more about the variety of services provided for patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art dental facility.

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Cosmetic Dentistry vs General Dentistry Arden - Dr. Port 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.
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