Study: Poor Oral Health Could Be Putting You at Greater Risk for Stroke

By Madeleine Haase on

“While you may think that your flossing frequency is of little consequence, new research shows that maintaining good mouth health may be essential to your brain health, too. A new study presented at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference analyzed the potential link between oral health and brain health among 40,000 adults without a history of stroke enrolled in the U.K. Biobank. Between 2014 and 2021, participants were screened for 105 genetic variants known to predispose people to have cavities, dentures, and missing teeth later in life. Signs of poor brain health, such as damage to the structure and white matter of the brain, were then screened via MRI images.”

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