June is Stroke Awareness Month

As your dentists serving the Clayton, Dayton and Englewood areas, Drs. Louis and Dominic Vitangeli make the health of your teeth and mouth their highest concern. June is Stroke Awareness Month. Many do not realize it, but oral health has been related to higher risk of stroke in American adults. Studies have found that people who suffer from periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease or stroke. That is why it’s important, now more than ever, to keep your oral health in the best condition possible.

Periodontal disease and stroke are both conditions which are known to sneak up on a person with almost no warning at all. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it’s imperative that you visit your dentist in Clayton as soon as possible to rule out periodontal disease:

  • Red, bleeding, or swollen gums
  • Loose feeling of the teeth
  • Discoloration of the teeth or gums
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Receding gums

All of the above symptoms should not be ignored, and diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease should begin right away. If you feel you are at high risk for periodontal disease, or are looking for a dentist in the Clayton, Dayton or Englewood area, Drs. Vitangeli are eager to be of assistance. Contact our office to schedule your exam, and keep your mouth healthy to keep your heart healthy.