Family Dentistry Serves a Greater Range of Dental Needs
We offer convenient, comprehensive dental services for your entire family at Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr. John F. Rink provides family dentistry in Charleston, SC, with a personalized approach for patients of all ages. Not all dentists offer this service, which can benefit families in several different ways.
Families tend to be more consistent about their routine dental care when the whole family goes to the same office.
Advantages of Seeing a Family Dentist
As a family dentist, Dr. Rink treats welcomes all patients from the very young to the elderly. Imagine the convenience of scheduling back-to-back dental appointments for your entire family rather than having to run around town at different times. There are several other benefits to having a family dentist. Families tend to be more consistent about their routine dental care when the whole family goes to the same office. Young children who first come into our office for their parents’ appointments become comfortable with the environment at an early age. When it is their turn for an appointment, children don’t show as much anxiety since they are already used to our office and staff.
Being in a familiar environment is beneficial for adults as well as children. When the whole family goes to the same dentist, a familiarity with the dentist, staff, and office reduces stress overall. Having to deal with only one dental office regarding insurance and billing is an additional perk of having everyone in the family go to the same dentist.
Helping children to develop good oral heath habits is an important part of family dentistry.
A Lifetime of Dental Health
Patients who start taking care of their teeth as as children will be in better oral health and have fewer dental problems in the future. For this reason, Dr. Rink focuses on preventative dentistry and instilling good habits when patients are young. Dr. Rink recommends a minimum of two dental checkups per year for all of his patients. These appointments provide professional teeth cleaning to eliminate plaque buildup and help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatments and sealants can be particularly beneficial for children, but adolescents and adults may benefit as well.
One of the best aspects of bringing the whole family to Dr. Rink is that he can track and monitor dental issues that tend to run in families, such as gum disease. Periodically, he will take x-rays of his patients to detect cavities and other tooth and jaw problems. If he detects a cavity, Dr. Rink can place a dental filling before the decay gets worse and the patient needs a more involved dental restorations. Dr. Rink also educates all of his patients in proper brushing and flossing techniques, and gives recommendations regarding rinses and toothpastes to keep plaque from building up between visits.
Dr. Rink is committed to helping his patients achieve beautiful aesthetic results as well as optimal oral health. He was the first dentist in Charleston to become accredited through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he offers outstanding cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum contouring, dental bonding, and Invisalign®.
Contact Our Office
When you see a talented, caring family dentist like Dr. Rink, your whole family can develop a personal, enduring relationship with him and his staff. Our dental practice caters to patients at every stage of life while offering a comfortable atmosphere with the latest technology. To make an appointment for yourself or a family member, please contact us today.