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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
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Meth Mouth (Overview)

"meth mouth" is an informal name for advanced tooth decay attributed to heavy methamphetamine use. It leaves users' teeth black-stained, rotted and often unsalvageable. Using meth will destroy your teeth, you and your life.


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How quickly does meth mouth occur .. First time?

How quickly does meth mouth occur .. First time?

That depends: Depending on diet, level of oral hygiene, and other health issues it can happen in as little as 4 months. For other addicts it can take up to a year. Meth is a very "ugly" drug and destroys the body on many different levels. If you are a user please seek help asap to end this destructive habit. ...Read more

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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
39 doctors shared insights

Meth Mouth (Overview)

"meth mouth" is an informal name for advanced tooth decay attributed to heavy methamphetamine use. It leaves users' teeth black-stained, rotted and often unsalvageable. Using meth will destroy your teeth, you and your life.


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What are the symptoms of meth mouth?

What are the symptoms of meth mouth?

Lots of decay: Cavities that appear rapidly, lots of breakdown structurally. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the sign of having meth mouth?

I want to know what's the sign of having meth mouth?

Total tooth deacy: The extensive tooth decay is due to psychological and physiological changes caused in dry mouth, long periods of poor oral hygiene and after the "high phase" cravings for sweet soda drinks. Excessive grinding and clenching are a contributory factors for tooth destruction. ...Read more

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What is meth mouth?

What is meth mouth?

Broken down teeth: Meth mouth is a term coined due to a characteristic presentation that a lot of meth users present with. Meth wreaks havoc on your teeth, thus many meth users present with most of their teeth being black and brown, as well as being severely broken down and cracked. ...Read more

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I was a meth addict & just recently got clean.But now i'm 26 with meth mouth & don't know if there is anything that can be done. It feels so hopeless.

I was a meth addict & just recently got clean.But now i'm 26 with meth mouth & don't know if there is anything that can be done. It feels so hopeless.

One step at a time: First, congratulations! yes, things can be done. It's easier to get your mouth healthy, restored and looking better than getting clean and you managed that. Find a local dentist by recommendation. Get an exam and an evaluation. Find out your options. Take it one step at a time. Work out a sensible treatment plan. Good luck and wishing you only the best. ...Read more

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Could amphetamines like aderall cause meth mouth?

Yes: Meth abuse has direct and indirect effects. Direct effects include vasoconstriction, dry mouth leading to destruction of the teeth. However, there are the indirect effects of the "meth lifestyle"- poor diet, poor self care and poor dental hygiene, impaired life style. Care must be taken to not exceed physician recommendations and to abuse the drug. ...Read more

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Best treatment for meth mouth?

Best treatment for meth mouth?

Salivary flow: Meth decreases salivary flow, causing severe dryness. Meth users then duck on lozenges or hard candy to mitigate this. Use of biotene and less sugar is what to do. Of course, getting off meth is the best solution! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of meth mouth until i can get the help i need?

How can I get rid of meth mouth until i can get the help i need?

Stop destruction 1st: You have to stop using meth. Then, you have to see a dentist asap to stop whatever destruction there is presently; it will only get worse if you wait. Once you put out the fire, then you can then plan to restore your mouth back to a state of health over a period of time. If money is an issue, then contact the city/county dental society and they will inform you of local resources available to you. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent meth mouth?

What are ways to prevent meth mouth?

Obvious Answer: 1. Don't use meth. 2. Don't use meth. 3. Don't use meth. 4. Don't use meth... 99. Stay hydrated with water. 100. Use biotene otc (increases saliva production). Meth mouth is caused by dry mouth (xerostomia) - lack of saliva. Make sure you brush and floss regularly. In addition, sugarless gum or hard candy may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is meth mouth?

Broken down teeth: Meth mouth is a term coined due to a characteristic presentation that a lot of meth users present with. Meth wreaks havoc on your teeth, thus many meth users present with most of their teeth being black and brown, as well as being severely broken down and cracked. ...Read more

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Whats "meth mouth"?

Whats "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a dental condition characterized by severe decay and loss of teeth, fracture and enamel erosion. This is due to extended use of the drug methamphetamine. The cause is thought to be due to xerostomia (dry moth), bruxism(grinding), lack of proper nutrition and dental hygiene. ...Read more

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What is "meth mouth"?

What is "meth mouth"?

Meth Mouth: Meth mouth is a term for people who have had extensive tooth damage due to the abuse of methamphetamines. Many times the teeth are so damaged that they are unrestorable. The teeth usually have large cavities in them and appear black in color. Quite often this leads to early tooth loss and full upper and full lower dentures at a very young age. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meth mouth?

Lots of decay: Cavities that appear rapidly, lots of breakdown structurally. ...Read more

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How could i tell if I have meth mouth?

How could i tell if I have meth mouth?

Rampant decay: Well for starters you need to be a meth user. Meth mouth is characterized by rampant caries or decay along the gum line and to the point where there is nothing left above the gum on some of the teeth. The chewing surfaces of molars may also be eroded away severely and cupped or hollowed out. Severe cases require removal of teeth and dentures. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of meth mouth?

What are the early symptoms of meth mouth?

Root surface decay: Meth mouth is a relatively new term in dentistry. Meth dries out the mouth by inhibiting the production/release of saliva. Mouth becomes more acidic from this. Appetite suppressant side effects of meth also cause more consumption soda/candy and the like for energy. Enamel/dentinal decay happens at the later stages and can be very rapidly and very extensively. ...Read more

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How quickly does meth mouth occur .. First time?

That depends: Depending on diet, level of oral hygiene, and other health issues it can happen in as little as 4 months. For other addicts it can take up to a year. Meth is a very "ugly" drug and destroys the body on many different levels. If you are a user please seek help asap to end this destructive habit. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how fast does meth mouth occur?

I'm curious as to how fast does meth mouth occur?

That depends: Depending on diet, level of oral hygiene, and other health issues it can happen in as little as 4 months. For other addicts it can take up to a year. Meth is a very "ugly" drug and destroys the body on many different levels. If you are a user please seek help asap to end this destructive habit. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the sign of having meth mouth?

Total tooth deacy: The extensive tooth decay is due to psychological and physiological changes caused in dry mouth, long periods of poor oral hygiene and after the "high phase" cravings for sweet soda drinks. Excessive grinding and clenching are a contributory factors for tooth destruction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse the effects of meth mouth?

Is it possible to reverse the effects of meth mouth?

Consider : Having your dentist make custom fitted soft mouth guards for your upper & lower teeth that you can either place mi paste or Fluoride into the tray and wear for 15 - 30 minutes. This will saturate the teeth with protection for a more consistent and longer application time than brushing or rinsing with Fluoride would do. Consider www.Perioprotect.Com trays, fit well to also improve your gums. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meth mouth?

Destroys teeth: "meth mouth" is an informal name for advanced tooth decay attributed to heavy methamphetamine use. It leaves users' teeth black-stained, rotted and often unsalvageable. Using meth will destroy your teeth, you and your life. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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