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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.
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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Causes of Gum Disease

How Asheville area patients can address inflammation of the gums

Gum disease is a condition that can affect anyone. Patients who visit Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center are educated on how to protect their smile from periodontitis. However, when it does occur, it can be controlled with the help of a quality dental team.

Dr. Christopher Port gives his patients the knowledge they need to protect their smile. When inflammation of the gums occurs, this is often a sign that gum disease has started. The initial stage, known as gingivitis, can be reversed if caught early. Patients who have gum disease experience problems such as inflammation of the gums, bleeding gums while brushing and flossing, and persistent bad breath. When patients notice these issues, it is important that they visit the Asheville Smile Center as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis by Dr. Christopher Port. This allows him to examine the condition and determine the best possible solution.

In most cases, a deep cleaning can assist in removing the plaque, tartar, and bacteria, which can cause gingivitis to turn into the more severe stages of periodontal disease. This should be avoided at all cost, as the condition can cause the loss of bone, gum tissue, and even teeth. Restoring the smile after periodontitis can be costly and time consuming. Instead, patients are encouraged to take good care of their smile with proper oral hygiene.

Dr. Christopher Port can help patients who have developed gum disease with cleanings, examinations, and many non-surgical options. Patients must first visit his practice for a thorough examination, which may include x-rays. When the condition is diagnosed, treatment should be done to avoid further problems and to keep the disease from progressing to the more serious stages.

If you live in the Asheville area and believe you may be at risk for periodontal disease, contact the Asheville Smile Center today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Port. The team at our practice is dedicated to assisting patients in improving their oral health and maintaining a smile that will last a lifetime!

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