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Lost teeth from meth. Is that a giveaway?

Lost teeth from meth. Is that a giveaway?

Yes: Not sure i really understand the question. But as a dentist, i can pretty much see a meth addict a mile away. So yes meth use is a "giveaway." if you are still using meth, please stop. If you have stopped, please see a dentist to restore your mouth and dentition. ...Read more

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Why do meth addicts lose their teeth?

Why do meth addicts lose their teeth?

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/. ...Read more

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Why do people on meth lose their teeth?

Why do people on meth lose their teeth?

Acid, Suger, Neglect: Meth is caustic to all tissues, including the teeth, which can't repair themselves after damage like the rest of the body. Meth users usually crave and consume lots of simple sugars which promote decay. They also neglect their entire body including their mouth. Put those three factors together and you have a perfect storm to destroy the teeth. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does meth stay in your teeth?

Please explain how long does meth stay in your teeth?

Incorrect Info: Meth does not reside in your teeth. Teeth get destroyed because of the habits associated with the meth lifestyle. Lots of sugary drinks, dry mouth, ineffective oral hygiene, teeth grinding and lack of dental care. This process destroys the teeth and supporting gums, causing devastating problems for people. Many times, these tooth related issues will haunt meth users for life! ...Read more

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I smoked meth 4 days ago and i can't stop cleching my teeth. Why?

I smoked meth 4 days ago and i can't stop cleching my teeth. Why?

Stop!: Google " meth mouth" then look at the images. If those pictures aren't enough to cause you to stop then i'm afraid nothing will. Methamphetamine use is notorious for destroying teeth due to excessive grinding/clenching and decay. Please don't ever try that again. Stay clean and the symptoms will go away. ...Read more

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Why do meth users lose all of their teeth? Will that happen to me?

Why do meth users lose all of their teeth? Will that happen to me?

Here's a good guide: The american dental association has provided a guide to the condition that has come to be known as "meth mouth". Here are two links that will provide you with some useful information: http://www.Ada.Org/2711.Aspx and http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/m/meth-mouth.Aspx what happens to you will depend on prevailing over your addiction and enlisting your dentist's help in repairing your teeth. ...Read more

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What to do if i quit using meth 4 days ago, but i want to know how long does the meth stay in my teeth?

What to do if i quit using meth 4 days ago, but i want to know how long does the meth stay in my teeth?

Not IN your teeth: --at least not in the calcified structures. It's in your bloodstream where it affects your brain--faking euphoria and good feelings. Unfortunately, it also tends to "reset" normal--meaning a user crashes after coming down, feeling the need to use again--eventually, just to get back up to pre-use normal. The cycle is destructive. Tooth damage is a side effect and is not reversible. Get help asap! ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why meth-heads teeth fall out?

Could use expert help with why meth-heads teeth fall out?

Dental neglect: Meth mouth is seen in people who abuse the drug methamphetamine over a long period of time. The cause of it is unknown, but it leads to severe dental decay and loss of teeth. Many suspect it may be due to severe dry mouth, leaving an environment where bacteria thrive. These patients tend to ignore their oral hygiene, allowing the bacteria to attack tooth structure. Also, they tend to grind a lot. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my teeth from falling out from meth?

What can I do to prevent my teeth from falling out from meth?

See a dentist: First stop the meth! and go see your dentist. It will completely depend on how the teeth look and how much structure they have. You must improve your hygiene, brush/floss daily. If they are really decayed then it may be too late to save them and you will need to look at options for replacing them. Just stop the meth and see your dentist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my teeth from falling out after using meth?

How can I prevent my teeth from falling out after using meth?

Go see a dentist: 1- stop using meth 2- stop drinking pop 3- see a dentist to see which teeth can be saved. ...Read more

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