Strokes: Gum Disease more harmful than Diabetes

New research suggests that gum disease carries a higher risk of causing stroke than diabetes, and it’s impact is nearly the equivalent of high blood pressure as a major cause of strokes.
The latest research indicates that people are twice as likely to suffer a non- fatal stroke as a result of gum disease, compared to diabetes, and it’s impact is equivalent to people with high blood pressure.
The good news is that poor oral health is nearly always preventable and it is important that people make caring for their teeth a top priority, given the serious impact that poor oral health poses to general health and wellbeing.
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