John F. Rink, DDS

The Stages of Gum Disease: Your Periodontal Health

Nov 12, 2017 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry General Dentistry

Many patients do not understand that gum disease has different stages. The team at the Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry breaks down periodontal health.


The Most Common Causes of Bad Gums

May 14, 2017 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Gum Recession

There are many different causes of periodontal disease and gum recession. Let's consider what they are and offer some preventative care tips.


What Is the Relationship between Gum Disease and Tooth Loss?

Jun 11, 2016 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Gum disease is the most common disease among American adults. Unfortunately, it is also the number-one cause of tooth loss among adults.


How Smoking Affects Oral Health

Jun 21, 2015 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: General Dentistry Tooth Discoloration Gum Disease Oral Cancer

Smoking increases your risk of oral cancer while also causes tooth discoloration, bad breath, periodontal disease, and gum recession.


Fight Gum Disease with Root Planing and Scaling Treatment

Jun 11, 2015 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Root planing and scaling is highly effective at treating gum disease and restoring oral health. Find out if this treatment is right for you.


Can Dental Care Boost Heart Health?

May 22, 2015 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Regular dental care has a multitude of benefits - healthy teeth and gums, clean breath, and a beautiful smile, just to name a few. But did you know that increasing evidence shows that periodontal (gum) health is also strongly correlated with the cardiovascular system? Believe it or not, those regular dental visits may transcend mere oral health in the long-run. When you visit our Charleston office, remember that general dentistry can be a significant portion of your overall healthcare. To learn more about this link between gum and heart health, take note of the information provided below. Gum Disease and Heart Health Periodontal disease, or gum disease, has been shown to have a significant correlation with cardiovascular health. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, those with a history of gum disease are at a higher risk of heart disease, along with related risks such as heart attacks, strokes, and elevated blood pressure in general. Likewise, patients with existin


Causes and Treatment of Gum Recession

Oct 16, 2013 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Recession Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Do you know how to recognize gum recession, a very common but usually unnoticed condition? Learn the symptoms and how it's treated.


Periodontal Disease Prevention and Treatment

May 11, 2013 — by John Rink DDS
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Our Charleston cosmetic dentist reviews the gum disease treatment options offered at our practice.


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