The Healthy Mouth Project Philosophy

Here at the Healthy Mouth Project, I want to empower you to take control of your oral health. By following my guides I believe you can drastically improve your oral health and reduce your reliance on seeing a dentist to manage and maintain that oral health. The goal is to create a foundation of health and knowledge that will last your entire life.

We have everything from dentist created DIY Dentistry guides, to dental product reviews, to information on all aspects of professional dentistry, as well as everything in between.

Every article on this site (except for occasional guest posts) was written by me, a practicing general dentist. I want to teach you everything you need to know in order to manage your oral health with as few professional interventions as possible. Every product or DIY guide I recommend on this website, I have personally tested on myself or patients in my practice.

Here’s to seeing your dentist as little as possible!

About Me


I’m not your regular sort of dentist. You know that guy that hands out toothbrushes on Halloween and yells at you for not flossing. In fact, I’ve got a bit of sweet tooth and I occasionally forget to floss my teeth at night! Don’t tell anyone!

I first started this website with the intention of only addressing how to make custom at home dental appliances. I’ve got a lot of patients who need these appliances but just can’t afford to have one made at the dentist. I started by researching the best alternative options to a dentist made custom appliance. My goal was to provide everyone with the information they needed to make an effective appliance at home. Once I got going, I just kept adding more and more content until it developed into what it is today, with information on just about every aspect of dentistry. My goal with the website is to help you be more in control of your oral health and reduce your reliance on the dentist.

The medical and dental establishment really likes the idea that every problem should be managed by someone with “doctor” before their name. They need you to be dependent on them and so they try to scare you into thinking that you can’t do anything yourself! Don’t get me wrong… there are absolutely times where professional help is needed. My goal is to give you the information to know WHEN and HOW you can manage it yourself and when you need professional help!

This website is the culmination of years of dental practice experience,  hundreds and hundreds of hours of research, and experimentation with what works best for people at home.


Are you a real dentist?

Yes, my name is Dr. Peter McPherson (you can look me up if you want). I own a private practice dental office that I started years ago from the ground up. I am fully licensed and practice general dentistry full time. You’re not going to find any of that armchair quarterback stuff here. Everything I teach here, I put into practice every single day with my patients.

You can find the website for my dental practice here: Twin Falls Family Dentistry


Why did you spend all this time putting this website together? 

That’s a great question and one my wife still asks me! There aren’t many resources out there that provide easy to understand information on dental care. Most of it is hard to understand, has outdated or incorrect information, or has some agenda (dental product companies, etc). My only agenda is providing you the best possible information.


If you don’t have an agenda why are there some sections you charge for? 

There are some pretty significant costs for website hosting, software for the website, and purchasing dental products for evaluation and review. These sections help pay for some of the costs associated with the website. I always intend to keep at least 95% of the content on the website totally free.



What if I have questions or suggestions for the website? 

Contact me at or post on the forums. I’ll do my very best to get back to you as soon as possible.