How Does  Influence   Risk?

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Oral Health

Stroke

Gum Disease and Inflammation

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Poor oral health, especially gum disease, can lead to chronic inflammation, contributing to stroke risk.

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Bacterial Infections

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Oral bacteria from gum disease can cause bloodstream infections, increasing the risk of blood clots and strokes.

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Shared Risk Factors

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Poor oral health often coexists with stroke risk factors like smoking and diabetes.

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Overall Health Impact

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Good oral hygiene positively impacts cardiovascular health, reducing stroke risk.

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Importance of Dental Care

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Regular dental visits and prompt treatment of oral issues indirectly lower stroke risk.

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