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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Methamphetamine mouth: Broken, discolored and rotting teeth likely because the drug causes the salivary glands to dry out, which allows the mouth's acids to eat away at the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Teeth are further damaged by grinding and poor diet and poor dental hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meth mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, as well as fracture, enamel erosion, and other oral problems symptomatic of extended use of the drug methamphetamine (meth). The specific cause of the condition is unknown, although drug-induced xerostomia (dry mouth) and bruxism (grinding of the teeth) are thought to be involved.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/meth_mouth. ...Read more
I've been on methadone for 13 years always took care of my teeth past 4 years they are rotting cavities in majority of my teeth is this from the meth?
Nope: "Taking care of your teeth" involves more than brushing and flossing... it includes dental check ups and cleanings at least every six months and restoring your teeth as advised by your dentist. If you haven't been to a dentist in recent memory for routine care, you've got your answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are other ways to detect meth use besides formication (speed bumps), rapid speech, positive drug tests and decaying teeth?
You got it all: You seem to have nailed it, in addition dark circles under eyes, tired face and body but inability to sleep. Severe mood storms, anger and aggression, auditory but more often visual hallucinations are seen. Weight loss due to loss of appetite will be prominent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best & most cost effective method to whiten naturally yellow teeth? What is the cost per tooth for such procedure? I have naturally yellow teeth. I want to whiten them permanently. Someone suggested permanent veneers; some suggested other meth
Kor whitening: There are many options to brighten your teeth. Veneers will do it but if you generally like the shape and look of your teeth, then removing tooth structure to get whiter teeth isn't a good option. Kor whitening is a less common but highly effective whitening product. It's charged by the length of time required to whiten and not by the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any where in san diego , ca to get a dentists care for free ? My teeth are very very very bad do to many years of smoking ciggarets, pot, meth, my gums are reseeding very badly all my teeth are loose one is cracked, the top front four are ready t
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