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.

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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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Sleep Apnea

Asheville area patients ask, is sleep apnea real?

Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center understands how important it is to have a beautiful smile and live a healthy lifestyle. When conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea become a problem, it is important to see a professional for effective treatment. Is sleep apnea a real problem?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that can have a negative impact on lifestyle and health. This condition is caused by a blockage in the airway, which restricts the ability to breathe. When this occurs, patients awaken to catch their breath. If this cycle occurs hundreds of times in one night, it can keep patients from reaching the deep levels of sleep they need to restore their body's energy and mind, thus affecting their day-to-day lifestyle and health. It can put them at risk for a myriad of issues including depression, anxiety, poor concentration, memory loss, daytime fatigue, and chronic headaches.

Patients who believe they are experiencing the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are urged to speak with their physician about the condition. A physician can schedule a sleep study during which patients will be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea. Once properly diagnosed, patients can speak to professionals about the treatment options available. For some, CPAP devices can be helpful, though cumbersome. This results in poor compliance. Instead, patients may want to speak to their dentist about oral appliance therapy.

Oral appliance therapy uses a special mouth guard to hold down the tongue and keep the airways open. It can realign the jaw to ensure air can flow into the throat. Not only is this option affordable but it is also more comfortable while still being effective at treating the mild to moderate cases of the condition.

Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center encourages patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea to speak to him and his team about viable solutions. We welcome new patients and are ready to visit with you!

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