May is officially National Stroke Awareness Month, when you’re encouraged to seek out information on steps that you and your loved ones can take to lower the risk of such an event forever altering your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 Americans suffer strokes every year. If you’re ready to take your first steps towards stroke prevention, it’s time to get up and go visit your…periodontist? It’s only been in recent years that researchers have begun to establish a link between poor oral health and an increased risk of stroke. While the study of this relationship is still in its infancy, study results have shown that those with high concentrations of oral bacteria due to gum disease also show a greater risk of plaque buildup in their carotid arteries. The clogging of these arteries is one of the main causes of a stroke. What is LANAP® Treatment? So what can you do to combat this? Dr. Lowy specializes in an advanced treatment ca ...