meth mouth

meth mouth2016-12-03T23:31:48+00:00

meth mouth

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meth mouth

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

A popular term for the advanced tooth decay typically associated with heavy methamphetamine* use, which the American Dental Association attributes to a combination of dry mouth, poor dental hygiene, high consumption of carbonated beverages, teeth clenching (bruxism) and, per the Pennsylvania Dental Association, methamphetamine’s acidity. 

*Similar changes occur in those who abuse other drugs–e.g., methylphenidate, cocaine, and crack.

Reference en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meth_mouth

 

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