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Meth Mouth

By admin @ Jun 24, 2011

It's not sugar or acid in soda that is the most harmful for your teeth.  It's crystal meth.  Meth can destroy all 32 of your teeth in as little as 24 months. 

Methamphetamine can destroy teeth in two ways.

  1. The acidic ingredients are corrosive and damaging.
  2. Xerostomia or dry mouth is common and increases the rate of decay because of the loss of saliva - the body's natural defensive system.
  3. Neglected oral hygiene.
  4. Increased clinching and grinding due to drug-induced psychological changes.

Other drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines.  Here are some examples of assumed meth mouth.

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