Stroke and Gum Disease

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA

Certain lifestyle choices can contribute to increasing your risk of stroke. But did you know that the choice of neglecting poor oral health is one of those risk factors? There is a strong link between periodontal disease and elevated stroke risk. At our Agoura Hills dental office, Dr. Kathleen Carson  believes wholeheartedly in the oral health and overall wellness connection. By taking good care of your gums and by getting gum disease treatment early, you can keep a healthier smile and reduce your chances of premature death due to stroke, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems that have been linked to gum disease.

Periodontal Disease and Stroke Risk

Good oral health is important for reducing risk of gum disease. Despite the fact that you might brush and floss regularly, you may still be one of the 4 out of 5 Americans with some form of gum disease. Early gum disease signs like bleeding gums should not be ignored and if your dentist sees periodontal disease, you should take even more efforts to lower your stroke risk. Even if your gums are not bleeding, you still need regular gum assessments. At Integrative Dental Arts we take every available opportunity to help halt the progression of gum disease. If you are at risk for stroke, have diabetes, are pregnant, or have signs of gum disease it’s imperative that you take good care of your gums and we can help.

Stroke and Gum Disease

How Integrative Dental Arts Can Help You Reduce Stroke Risk

Dr. Kathleen Carson and the team strive for gum disease treatments that are minimally invasive approach wherever possible. When we take on new patients we ask important questions that can help us take a tailored approach to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Call us today at (818) 889-0400 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!