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Oral health and impact on performance of athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games: a cross-sectional study
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    Dear Sir, We have read the nice article "Oral health and impact on performance of athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games: a cross-sectional study" by Dr. Needleman and colleagues in your journal (Br J Sports Med2013;47: 1054-1058)(1). In developing countries, the prevalence of dental and periodontal diseases is very high as people...

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