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A 19-year-old male asked:

Can hiv cause plaque and tartar build up on teeth?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
No: plaque and tartar has long been present before HIV, can it cause gingivitis: may be as part of immunodeficiency as any other immune deficiency disorder
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