Gum Disease and Stroke: The hidden connection
The Hidden Connection Between Gum Disease and Stroke
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it might be time to go. According to research conducted in the last 20 years, oral health is related to heart health. Although there is no clear cause and effect relationship between the two, people with poor oral health tend to have poor heart health.
That’s not saying that a cardiologist can tell you about your oral health, or that a dentist can tell you about the shape of your heart. But still, since your heart health matters when it comes to stroke prevention, you should be aware of the connection.
Let’s have a deeper look at gum disease, and its relationship to strokes.