In his “Making the Oral-Systemic Connection” blog on DentistryIQ, Dr. Richard H. Nagelberg says, “It was only a matter of time until causality was demonstrated between periodontal bacteria and cardiovascular disease.” He explains why it is so critical to identify bacteria by salivary testing, reduce the bacterial population, and then retest. Once we know what we’re fighting and preventing, the race seems all the more worth the effort.

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