Stroke prevention includes gum disease prevention. Did you know that poor gum health can elevate stroke risk? If you have been told you are at risk for stroke, or you’ve already had a stroke, gum disease is a major concern for you. People with gum disease have a significantly higher stroke risk.
In addition to risk of stroke, gum disease can put you at increased risk for heart attack, certain cancers, diabetes, and more. There’s also the important fact that periodontitis (gum disease) leads to tooth loss, too. This serious disease puts your mouth in jeopardy and the health of the mouth is strongly connected to the health of your whole body.
Austin, TX dentists Dr. Eric S. Broberg and Dr. J. Derek Tieken of Broberg and Tieken Dental are taking on new patients. Dental examinations involve gum assessments and if you are at risk for gum disease or are at risk for stroke, please do not hesitate to contact us about your gum health.