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What do you know about gum disease? While you probably know a few facts, would you be surprised to learn that there are many inaccurate rumors about the condition? To help you separate fact from fiction, we’re happy to discuss a few facts about gum disease.

For example, have you heard that gum disease is rare, or that most people don’t have to deal with this issue. Sadly, nearly half of Americans suffer with some kind of gum disease.  To make matters worse, gum disease can be difficult to detect. We recommend visiting Dr. Zareena Banu & Manal Ismail once every six months for a checkup. Our team at Smile Fresh Dental will be able to detect gum disease and help you address the issue.

Similarly, 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.

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 248-255-4585 if you would like to learn gum disease. We look forward to meeting you!