A new study by researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan ties tooth loss with a higher risk for strokes.
The research indicates that people with fewer than 24 teeth are 60 percent more likely to have a stroke. Strokes result from a disruption in the blood supply to one’s brain.
To conduct their research, the people at Hiroshima University put together a group of 358 patients. Among the people studied, there was a correlation between tooth loss and a higher risk for strokes. It was also concluded that stroke patients that were in their 50s and 60s had fewer natural teeth that the patients who had other health issues.