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Has your dentist ever told you about gum disease? Has anyone else? Sadly, there are quite a few misconceptions about this issue—and to keep your smile safe, you should learn all you can. To help you do that, we’re happy to dispel some of the more common misconceptions to help you keep your smile safe.

For instance, have you ever heard that its normal for your gums to bleed while you’re flossing? In reality, if your gums are bleeding you could already be suffering with gum disease—and it could lead to more serious problems. You see, when your gums are inflamed, bacteria and germs can enter your bloodstream through your mouth and eventually spread throughout your body. If this happens, you could be in danger of heart disease, arthritis, and stroke.

Still, have you been told that it’s fairly rare? Sadly, gum disease is actually fairly common. Sadly, this isn’t true. In fact, nearly half of Americans over thirty have some form of gum disease and not know it. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to detect. We recommend visiting Dr. Clayton M. Hansen once every six months for a checkup. Our team will be able to detect gum disease and help you address the issue.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 801-756-2809 soon. We look forward to hearing from you!