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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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Gum Treatment Studies have shown that anywhere from 50-80% of adults in America suffer from gum disease at some level. It may likely be very mild, but a lot of individuals suffer from pretty severe gum disease. Unfortunately, it doesn't really cause much physical pain until it is in severe to later stages. At that point, people have major infections in their mouth that is affecting their overall health, but additionally, they can end up losing their natural teeth. Over the years, Dr. Port has seen plenty of patients who didn't have many cavities in their teeth but were losing their teeth because of gum disease.

Gum disease is essentially a large amount of bacteria getting in and around the individualized teeth and causing localized infection. Patient's gums may swell and bleed, and if infected, they inject some of that infection every time they eat and "squeeze" the infection out of the gums and into their mouths, which can spread the infection throughout their blood stream and affect their overall health. As unpleasant as this may sound, this is exactly how gum disease affects every part of your body. It can exacerbate a situation where a patient suffers from diabetes or other medical condition, and can drag one's entire system downward.

In our office, we are able to help patients by screening for gum disease, checking to see how healthy their gums are, and give them an idea of where they stand in terms of susceptibility for gum infections and gum disease. If a patient is suffering from gum disease when they come into our office, we work with them to get them treatment. Many of our treatment options are non-surgical as long as we catch the gum disease in the early stages. Once we get them healthy again, we then educate them on how to keep their mouth healthy for the rest of their lives.

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