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Marijuana Mouth: Worse Than Meth Mouth

Gingivitis, periodontitis, gum deterioration, and more are found in patients who smoke marijuana.


Highlights from the article Marijuana Mouth: Worse Than Meth Mouth:

  • The Tetrahydrocannibol (THC) found in marijuana interferes with calcium absorption (what our teeth need to stay strong).

  • Studies have shown that heavy marijuana use more than triples the likelihood of gum disease.

  • Eating a lot of sugary or fatty foods (a side effect of marijuana is the munchies) can quickly result in marijuana mouth.

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