"--severe tooth decay and gum disease--is a commonly known result of methamphetamine use, as illustrated by a 2015 National Institute on Drug Abuse study in which 96% of methamphetamine users in were found to have cavities (1).
Meth addicts may also suffer from a condition referred to as "meth mouth
" in which they lose their teeth abnormally quickly.
Toothless: The methamphetamine "epidemic," "meth mouth
," and the racial construction of drug scares.
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.
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Rotting teeth and receding gums are also a problem (Google 'meth mouth
' to see pictures of this condition).
Users and addicts often lose their teeth abnormally quickly, a condition known as 'meth mouth
Addicts can lose their teeth over a few weeks or months - a condition dubbed "meth mouth
Google "meth mouth
" and you'll see revolting images of how meth can wipe a smile off a face.
" is just one of the many harmful side effects caused by abusing an illegal drug called Methamphetamine (aka meth, speed, ice, and crystal).