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Does methadone rot your teeth?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no specific correlation between Methadone and mouth hygiene.
The only cause that comes to mind is a substance abuse behaviors in which taking drugs is more important than tooth hygiene. That stated, there is a clear association between methamphetamine and tooth decay. This is due to direct drug effect (poor salivation, teeth grinding) as well as poor hygiene.

In brief: No

There is no specific correlation between Methadone and mouth hygiene.
The only cause that comes to mind is a substance abuse behaviors in which taking drugs is more important than tooth hygiene. That stated, there is a clear association between methamphetamine and tooth decay. This is due to direct drug effect (poor salivation, teeth grinding) as well as poor hygiene.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Jack Binder
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Just maintain good oral hygiene and go to a dental professional for periodic checkups and cleaning.

In brief: No

Just maintain good oral hygiene and go to a dental professional for periodic checkups and cleaning.
Dr. Jack Binder
Dr. Jack Binder
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: N0

All the other drugs you have put into your system may have rotten your teeth, and you may have been so stoned you forgot to brush them.

In brief: N0

All the other drugs you have put into your system may have rotten your teeth, and you may have been so stoned you forgot to brush them.
Dr. Gregory Fehr
Dr. Gregory Fehr
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