A stroke or cerebrovascular accident occurs due to partial or total obstruction of blood flow to the brain. A person experiencing a stroke will have the following signs: drooping face, arm weakness, or slurred or impaired speech. Recent studies have shown a link between stroke and oral diseases. It can be explained that patients with a history of stroke generally have poor oral hygiene practices affecting their oral health. This ultimately may lead to gum diseases. Studies have also shown that the presence of moderate to advanced stage of gum diseases may increase the risk of heart diseases, rather than someone with healthy gums. Your oral health can also provide warning signs for several systemic diseases, including cardiac conditions.