A 42-year-old member asked:
how will methamphetamine drug use affect teeth?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Cory Annis answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Many reasons: "meth mouth" is caused by a combination of grinding teeth, dry mouth, bad oral hygiene, and increased sugared soda intake, all of which are side effects of methamphetamine addiction. Meth, like all "uppers" makes the body edgy and tight. The cost of prison dental care has exploded since meth became common. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/meth/body/.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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