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Reports link periodontal bacteria to host of ills
Two recent studies in the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) Journal of Periodontology (JOP) explore the possible link between periodontal bacteria and coronary artery disease-and between periodontal bacteria and pre-eclampsia. The findings: The bacteria, often invisible to the naked eye, may account for "big effects" on general health conditions.