Meth Mouth


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(1) A popular term for the advanced tooth decay typically associated with heavy methamphetamine use which the American Dental Association attributes to a combination of dry mouth, poor dental hygiene, high consumption of carbonate beverages and teeth clenching (bruxism). The Pennsylvania Dental Association blames the acidity of the methamphetamine as well for the decay
(2) Dry mouth, see there, aka xerostomia
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Crack cocaine and methamphetamine were known to erode teeth - a condition referred to as meth mouth - by exposing them to damaging acid and reducing the saliva that washes it away.
Meth mouth presents with extensive tooth damage close to the gum line.
Meth mouth has a distinctive pattern of tooth decay on the smooth front surface of the teeth and the spaces between the front teeth.