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
NC 28704 | Directions
Dr. Christopher Port

Sleep Apnea

Asheville area patients ask, what is obstructive sleep apnea?

Sleeping disorders can wreak havoc on one’s quality of life. It can cause patients to have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep and carry into their daytime routine. It can make patients tired, irritable, and also result in the inability to concentrate and poor memory. All of these problems can stem from not getting the rest necessary to restore the body. The deep, restorative sleep is needed to help the body recover and feel well-rested the following day to function at its best. When patients are dealing with sleeping disorder, this can be a huge concern. This is why patients in the Asheville area should make sure they are getting tested with sleep studies if they suspect an issue. One of the most commonly diagnosed sleeping disorders is that of obstructive sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that occurs due to a blockage in the airway. This can be a narrow throat, the tongue falling to the back of the mouth, or even excess fat around the neck lowering into the airway while a patient is sleeping on his or her back. The obstruction can result in the inability to breathe, causing patients to wake up again and again at night. For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, they may wake up hundreds of times in one night, never reaching the deep sleep necessary to restore their mind and body. Patients awaken tired and groggy and may have difficulty getting through the day because they are so tired.

Obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed during a sleep study with a physician. Most doctors will then suggest the use of an appliance known as a CPAP machine. This machine includes a special mask that is worn over the nose and mouth and attached to a device that keeps the airways open at all times during the night. This can improve sleep. However, many patients find the CPAP machine to be uncomfortable to wear and may not comply with use. This is when Dr. Christopher Pot of the Asheville Smile Center may suggest patients consider the advantages of oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a treatment that uses a special, custom-made mouth guard fabricated from professional-grade plastics.

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