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

Sleep Apnea

Arden dentist offers an alternative to the CPAP machine for sleep apnea


alternative solutions to the CPAP machine for sleep apnea from arden dentist
An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with as many as 80 percent of the moderate to severe cases left undiagnosed. Located in Arden, Dr. Christopher Port of Asheville Smile Center offers an oral appliance as a treatment alternative to the CPAP machine for patients with sleep apnea.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person repeatedly stops breathing while sleeping. The pauses can happen multiple times per hour. There is typically a snort or choking sound as the person catches his or her breath.

Treatment options

There are several treatments available for patients with sleep apnea. The severity of a patient’s condition may dictate the treatment used. For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, doctors may recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP therapy uses a machine to help a person breathe while sleeping. This machine increases air pressure in the throat to prevent the airway from collapsing while breathing. CPAP machines use one of the following to help patients breathe:
  • A mask over the nose and mouth
  • A nose only mask
  • Prongs that fit the nose

Oral appliances

At Asheville Smile Center, we offer oral appliances as an alternative to bulky CPAP machines. Oral appliances are custom created for each patient and are effectively used to treat sleep apnea among other oral issues. An oral appliance fits like a mouth guard pushing the jaw forward to keep the airway open. Advantages of oral appliances over CPAP machines include:
  • Patient comfort
  • No bulky machine
  • No mask
  • Quiet
  • Easy to care for
  • Portable
If you suffer from sleep apnea, contact our office to learn more about oral appliance therapy. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Christopher Port at Asheville Smile Center today. You belong here. (828) 585-4049

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