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.
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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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Dr. Christopher Port

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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