Asheville, NC residents learn the importance of dental cleanings with a friendly family dentist
By Dr. Christopher Port
Finding a friendly family dentist who offers complete oral care including general, cosmetic, restorative, and orthodontic dentistry services ensures you have the best all-around care. For residents in Asheville, NC, Dr. Christopher Port at Asheville Smile Center offers a range of dental services for the entire family.
The basics of proper oral care
Taking care of your mouth is a crucial part of maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile. Working with your dental team helps you enjoy a healthy mouth. Your role is to follow good oral practices at home, including:
Brushing your teeth at least twice per day
Flossing once daily
Rinsing with mouthwash or an oral irrigator
Replacing your toothbrush every four to six months
Visiting your dentist for cleanings every six months or as recommended
The purpose of dental cleanings
Professional cleanings deep clean your teeth, getting deep into those hard to reach places and to assess any issues that may have come up. During the appointment, you can expect to have your teeth cleaned and polished to remove built up plaque and tartar. A fluoride treatment may be applied to strengthen the teeth.
Your dentist then assesses your teeth to check for signs of decay and periodontal disease. X-rays may be performed to check the overall structures of your mouth. By visiting the dentist regularly, if problems do appear, they are usually caught early, which increases the likelihood of successful treatment. The goal is to maintain the health and integrity of your teeth and gums. Routine exams are a crucial part of achieving that goal.
Whether you are currently experiencing dental problems or are searching for a trusted dentist for your family, contact Asheville Smile Center. Schedule an appointment with our family friendly dentist, Dr. Christopher Port today. You belong here. (828) 585-4049
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.
5 Dr - Chris Port. Reviewed by - NC Larry "I highly recommend Dr. Port and my hygienist, Beth. Both are very knowledgeable and very personable. The entire staff makes a trip to the dentist a more enjoyable experience. Love the cookies!"
"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."