In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write:
Many of our tips grow out of what I have called the Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine. Including: Protect Your Dental Health!Fit over 50, Essential #2, Preventive Care, page 30
In fact, patients with periodontal disease are twice as likely as those without to have a stroke and people with gingivitis are more likely than those without to have artery damage of the brain according to two studies scheduled presented at the American Stroke Association’s conference.
The findings suggested that treating gingivitis or periodontal disease along with other stroke risk factors might reduce stroke risk.
The bottom line, be sure to get your dental check-ups twice a year!
We’ ve got tons of simple tips on becoming more highly healthy in our book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You. Order Fit over 50 here.
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