ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A

Connection Between Stroke and Oral Health


Posted on 6/20/2022 by Singing River Dentistry Midtown
Connection Between Stroke and Oral HealthYou may not know this, but there is a strong connection between oral health and stroke. Research has shown that poor oral hygiene means people are at a higher risk for stroke. Here is what you should know about this connection.

What Is The Connection?


According to the CDC, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. When the flow of blood gets clocked from reaching the brain, the brain is deprived of oxygen, resulting in a stroke. It can happen due to a blockage, such as a clot or a bleed. While strokes can happen to anyone at any age, some risk factors can increase your chances of stroke. One of these risk factors is oral health. Studies say that people with poor oral hygiene are more likely to suffer from strokes. It is also due to the bacteria building up in the mouth, which can enter your bloodstream causing inflammation, which is a known risk for stroke. Therefore, it is imperative to practice healthy and right oral hygiene for your dental and overall health. Furthermore, if you have any other risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, it is even more essential to take care of your teeth and gums.

How Can You Improve Your Oral Hygiene?


There are several ways to enhance your dental hygiene and lower your stroke risk. First, you should brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. It would help if you also flossed daily to remove plaque and bacteria between your teeth. In addition, one should schedule daily checkups with the dentist. By taking these steps, you can improve your oral health and reduce your risk of stroke. Furthermore, you can also reduce your risk of other health problems, such as heart disease.

If you are concerned about your risk of stroke, talk to our dentists. They can help you assess your risks and recommend prevention and maintain good oral health.
Logo for Singing River Dentistry

Phone


256 - 562 - 4001

Hours


Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
8AM - 4:30PM
8AM - 4:30PM
8AM - 2PM
8AM - 3PM
8AM - 12PM (1st and 4th Fridays of the month)
Emergency Only
Emergency Only
Note: Closed for lunch from 1PM - 2PM on Mon and Tues
First Name:*
Last Name:*
Email:*
Phone:
Comment:*
Preferred Contact:
     
Please enter the text you see:
Copyright © 2021-2023 Singing River Dentistry Madison and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
About Us - Madison, AL | Singing River Dentistry
Singing River Dentistry is a patient-centered dental practice, devoted to helping patients of all ages improve their oral and overall health. Call us!
Singing River Dentistry Madison, 7559 Hwy 72 W, Suite 105, Madison, AL 35758 \ 256 - 562 - 4001 \ madison.singingriverdentistry.com \ 12/3/2023 \ Page Phrases: dentist madison \