Toothbrushes save more lives than seatbelts. Seatbelts save 13,000 lives a year. Gum disease is a significant risk factor for heart attack and some forms of cancer. Reduce inflammation from gum disease by brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing or using an interdental cleaner daily, and getting a professional cleaning and an exam twice a year. Find Dr. Hutchins on Facebook at Colorado West Family Dental Center or call 970-242-7373 in Grand Junction CO.