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Drink Your Smile Healthy

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Drinking more water is the single best thing you can do for your health. Whether your glass is half-empty or half-full, drinking water is always good for you. Our bodies are made up of 60% water, so staying adequately hydrated is crucial to your overall health. Yet, there are specific benefits that water provides to your smile to keep it healthy and beautiful.

Water Strengthens Your Smile

In 1951, the U.S. Public Health Service implemented water fluoridation to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay was at an all-time high, and without easy access to dental care, people across the nation were suffering from poor oral health. Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens tooth enamel, so drinking water with fluoride is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to help prevent cavities.

Water Keeps Your Mouth Clean

Drinking water is easy and healthy. While you may be tempted to wash down that pizza or burger with a soft drink or beer, these drinks leave unwanted sugar behind on your teeth. Oral bacteria, which are inside your mouth by the millions, love to eat sugar. These bacteria produce acids that wear away tooth enamel. Because many drinks also contain added acids, they also contribute to eroding tooth enamel.

Water, however, cleans your mouth with every sip. Water washes away food particles and residue left behind after eating, and water does not leave anything bad behind. Of course, you still need to floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day, but drinking water helps keep your mouth clean throughout the day.

Water Fights Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a serious oral health concern. More than just being bothersome, it also helps to wash away bacteria from the teeth. Saliva is your mouth’s natural defense against tooth decay because it helps naturally bathe the teeth in calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. When saliva production is low, a dry mouth puts you at risk for tooth decay. Drinking more water helps keep your body hydrated and increases saliva production.

At Peninsula Dentistry, we hope you will make a goal to drink more water in 2021. By simply drinking 8 tall glasses of water a day, you can drink your smile healthy.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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