Talking Teeth

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Most people believe that your tongue is the main mechanism that helps you talk, and it is. Your teeth play a large part in your speech as well. But did you know that your teeth also could talk?

While your teeth don’t literally utter words, they can tell stories about your oral habits and care. Dental professionals like Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry are experts in understanding what your teeth are telling them.

Gum Recession

If Dr. Wisner or Dr. Forehand notice gum recession in your mouth it could be telling them a number of different things about your teeth. Gum recession is a sign of periodontal disease. Your genes may also play a role in your gum recession, but overly aggressive tooth brushing could be causing your gum recession as well.

Teeth Grinding

If you grind your teeth at night while you sleep most likely you’re unaware of your harmful, damaging habit. Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand will check your teeth for signs of bruxism (teeth grinding) by looking for worn, decayed, loose, broken or missing teeth. They will also ask if you wake in the morning with a headache or jaw pain. If your teeth and symptoms are telling them that you are a tooth grinder then Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand can make a custom night guard for you to help you stop grinding your teeth, protect your teeth from damage, and allow you to wake up feeling refreshed.

Tooth Discoloration

Your teeth can tell a lot about what you eat, drink and other oral habits. Yellowed or graying teeth are an indication that they are stained due to many possible factors. Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand offer a teeth-whitening method called Venus teeth bleaching system for you in their office to whiten your discolored teeth safely and effectively.

Your teeth can tell many other stories that Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand can understand and help treat. Book your appointment with Dr. Wisner and Dr. Forehand at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today. They look forward to getting to know you, and your teeth!

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


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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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
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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.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

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

Opening Hours

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

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