ORAL SYSTEMIC CONNECTION
There is emerging evidence that oral bacteria and periodontal disease are suspected contributing factors for many medical conditions:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Fetal Development
- Kidney Disease
- Orthopedic Implant Failure
- Pulmonary Disease
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