Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 9th, 2000
The findings come on the heels of the U.S. surgeon general's first report on the nation's oral health released in late May, which called dental and oral diseases a "silent epidemic" in the United States, with the burden falling heavily on certain population groups. There is growing evidence that oral infections may be a risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
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