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.
Read Full List of Precautions

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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Dr. Christopher Port

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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