(843) 507-5481 REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

Gum Health Matters

satisfied woman after dental treatment looking at her teeth in mirror

When you think of your health, your first thoughts probably gravitate toward your weight, diet, and how you feel. Those are all great ways to gauge your health. After all, most doctors put a considerable emphasis on a healthy diet and weight. Yet, your health is much more than a number on the scale or what you eat. Your mouth is a direct link to your overall health.

We all make choices every day that affect our lives, and it must be an active choice to make your oral health a priority. Practicing good oral hygiene is the most important step you can take to prevent and treat gum disease. It is also one of the most important steps you can take to promote optimal health for your entire body. Most people tend to overlook their gum health, yet your gums directly impact many areas of the body. Heart disease, diabetes, miscarriage, and premature births have all been directly correlated to gum disease in many cases.

The gums provide protection to the tooth roots, stability to the teeth, and strength to the jawbone. It is crucial to understand that the gum tissues are living features. The heart pumps blood through veins and arteries directly to the mouth. Therefore, if inflammation or infection occurs inside the mouth, it can be directly passed through the bloodstream to other vital organs within the body.

Gum disease can be easily prevented if you take steps to avoid it. Fortunately, the steps for promoting healthy gums are easy:

  • Floss daily
  • Brush the teeth properly at least twice a day
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste
  • Use an ADA recommended mouthwash
  • Keep regular dental appointments
  • Stop all tobacco use and limit alcohol consumption

Contact Peninsula Dentistry to schedule an appointment for a thorough cleaning and exam. Your gum health, oral health, and overall health are our priorities.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653

Email:

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

Skip footer

No Insurance?
No Problem!

Join our Premier Plan Today

Dentistry should be as affordable as it is high-quality. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we firmly believe that the terms of a dental insurance plan (or lack thereof) should not dictate the quality of care our patients deserve. That’s why we are pleased to offer our in-house savings plan. Now, patients who are uninsured can STILL save on general, preventative, and even ortho services!

Our Patients Testimonials

Our Patients Reviews

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.
Matthew W. L.
The BEST dentist. Megan the hygienist is always so professional and thorough! Every time I have a visit here the staff from the front desk to back are always so efficient and courteous. Dr. McPherson is an amazing dentist and always takes time to explain everything in a way that makes sense. I will only go to Peninsula for all my dental needs!
Dana M.
Excellent staff and excellent experience from entering until leaving. Dr. McPherson is terrific!! Her assistant Kate is very knowledgeable and caring. I felt like I had two dentist attending to me. This was my first visit to this practice. I’ll always remain a patient due to my experience
John C.

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.

Address

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653
Email

Opening Hours

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

Follow Us