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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Causes of Gum Disease

Asheville area dentist describes the signs of a gum infection

A beautiful smile is also a healthy one, and Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center encourages area patients to take good care of their teeth and gums to ensure a lifetime of attractive smiles. He encourages patients to brush and floss their teeth after every meal, and visit his practice at least twice a year for an examination and professional cleaning. His practice focuses on preventative care, but can also help patients restore their smiles after things have gone wrong.

Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center helps patients avoid painful and traumatizing gum infections. An infection can result in the development of periodontal disease, which is characterized by inflammation of the gum tissue that can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy smile. Bacteria forms and causes an infection, which spreads from the gum tissue to the bone. It can result in an increased risk of cavities and can cause patients to lose their natural teeth. This can be devastating to the beauty and function of the smile.

At the Asheville Smile Center, we welcome patients who are ready to tackle their oral health and find a solution to their needs. Dr. Christopher Port can help families in achieving better dental health and avoiding infections of the gums. Periodontal disease is not curable once it has developed, but it can be controlled. Patients must participate in their oral health care in order to address the condition and bring their smile back to health.

Preventative care can help. Patients are urged to visit their dentist at least twice a year and to brush and floss after meals. This can help remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles, which can lead to serious dental problems down the line.

If you are interested in developing a proper oral health care routine with a professional dental team, contact the Asheville Smile Center today to book a consultation appointment and initial examination. We assist patients of all ages and welcome individuals serious about their dental health and wellness.

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