Does Oral Bacteria Increase the Risk for Stroke?

September 14, 2017

Scientists doing laboratory reserachIt might. A recent study out of the University of Louisville indicated that a large percentage of patients admitted to the hospital suffering from a stroke shared one specific strain of oral bacteria – cnm-positive Streptococcus Mutans. From this initial finding, further research continues to support the results of the study. What does that mean for you? If you or a loved one have this particular type of oral bacteria, you may want to talk to you physician about stroke prevention and your dentist about periodontal therapies.

Five Ways to Improve Your Gum Health

June 2, 2016

dentist in rochester MNOn the quest for good oral health, you know protecting your teeth from cavities is important. But what about your gums? They’re just as important as the teeth that sit inside them — and actually, healthy gums promote good overall wellbeing, too. Left untreated, gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. So how can you improve the shape of your gums and prevent periodontal (gum) disease? Your dentist in Rochester MN has some ideas.