Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and C-Reactive Protein
This relationship has actually been developing over the past few years and is further supported with each study. Basically, good oral hygiene may actually prolong your life. However, we do need to consider the possibility that poor lifestyle choices, such as high intakes of sugar, may actually be the indirect link and there may not be a direct link.
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