Stroke

What is a Stroke?

An ischemic stroke (the most common type) happens when a blood vessel that feeds the brain gets clocked, usually from a blood clot. When the blood supply to a part of the brain is shut off, brain cells will die. The result is the inability to carry out normal brain functions such as walking or talking.

  • About 85 percent of strokes are ischemic strokes

How is a stroke related to your mouth?

Research indicates a relationship exists between stroke and periodontal disease. A casual study that examined oral infections as potential stroke risk factors found an increased likelihood of oral infections among individuals who had acute cerebrovascular ischemia, as compared to the study’s control group.

How can you minimize your risk of having a stroke?

  • Control high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Lower the amount of cholesterol and saturated fat in your diet.
  • Follow good oral-health maintenance practices that promote healthy gums and teeth.
  • Quit tobacco use.
  • Control diabetes.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.
  • Treat obstructive sleep apnea, if present.
  • Avoid illicit drugs.
Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.

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We are your "home" in Dunedin for advanced dentistry and functional dental medicine. Within our inviting, highly personalized concierge environment, our team supports your whole "wellness" - not just the beauty and health of your smile!