Archive for May 2014

Ozark Family Dentistry Raising Stroke Awareness

Healthy SmileSpringfield, Missouri– Excel Dental’s slogan is Smile Healthy. We are committed to your health, and we want you to be aware of the signs and symptoms of strokes.

May is Stroke Awareness Month at your Nixa area dentist, ExcelDental Ozarks. A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die and brain damage to occur. This causes terrible consequences, including physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.

Studies show that 80% of strokes can be prevented through the help of healthcare professionals, so we want you to know about certain risk factors that often increase the chances of a stroke.