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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.
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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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Asheville area dentist describes the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea

Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center is a quality dentist in the area who provides patients with a wide range of dental services. However, he also helps patients with other conditions including TMJ/TMD, bruxism, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a problem that exists for many Americans but most never get an appropriate diagnosis or treatment. The condition can be difficult to diagnose especially for individuals who do not have bed partners who notice the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea at night. Daytime tiredness and morning headaches, which are common symptoms, are often chalked up to stress and lack of sleep, but may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.

The night-time signs of sleep apnea include:
  • Excessive snoring
  • Inability to breathe
  • Restlessness
  • Awakening with panic
  • Episodes of gasping and choking
  • Night sweats
During the day, symptoms of sleep apnea include:
  • Difficulty getting up and going in the morning
  • Sore throat or dry mouth in the morning
  • Morning headaches
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Forgetfulness/memory problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Daytime tiredness
  • Increased depression or anxiety
Many of these symptoms can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, and patients who are dealing with these may want to speak to a physician about undergoing a sleep study. This is when patients spend the night at a medical facility while being monitored during their sleep to determine the source of the problem. Obstructive sleep apnea can be easily diagnosed with a sleep study, and many patients will receive the most recommended treatment for sleep apnea: a CPAP machine.

A CPAP machine is worn at night to keep the airways open but many patients discontinue use because it is cumbersome and uncomfortable. Because of this, many individuals decide to not comply and deal with the symptoms of sleep apnea instead. This is a poor decision. Instead, Dr. Christopher Port recommends patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea visit the Asheville Smile Center to learn about oral appliance therapy as an alternative to CPAP usage. Oral appliance therapy can be used to dramatically improve the ability to breath with a comfortable custom-made mouth guard. It is worn at night and can help patients address their condition while being discreet and easy to use.

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