Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Methamphetamine Use Can Lead To Dental Damage

KTRK-TV Houston (1/5) discussed how methamphetamine use can harm health, sharing “photos of repeat meth offenders” to illustrate the physical side-effects of methamphetamine use. The article notes that methamphetamine use negatively affects dental health, often leading to tooth loss. The article states that “according to the American Dental Association, meth mouth is probably caused by a combination of the drug’s effects, both physical and psychological,” which can result in xerostomia and extended periods of poor oral hygiene.
        The ADA provides additional information on “Meth Mouth” A study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association also examined dental disease in methamphetamine users.

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