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Smoking, Helicobacter pylori, and periodontitis

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1513
  1. Trevor L P Watts, honorary consultant in periodontology (
  1. King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's, and St Thomas' Hospitals, London SE1 9RT

    EDITOR—BMJ Updates summarises a fascinating study.1 2 It gives further support to the view that the reservoir of Helicobacter pylori in dental plaque on teeth cannot be removed by systemic antimicrobials and is an important potential source of …

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