Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine Vs. Oral Health

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine is labeled as one of the most addictive drugs on the streets today.

Whether someone snorts or smokes this drug, it can cause serious damage to the body and mouth.

Stimulants like Cocaine/Crack Cocaine, can cause individuals to clench and grind their teeth while under the influence. Grinding can cause serious problems like wearing down, fracturing and loosening the teeth.

Using Cocaine/Crack Cocaine can also cause chronic dry mouth, this is because the drugs reduce the flow of saliva. Once someone has dry mouth they are going to feel thirsty and will most likely grab sugary drinks. Combining dry mouth and sugary drinks just increased the risk of tooth decay.

It can take just a few months of using Cocaine/Crack Cocaine to reach the point your teeth are so damaged that they either are falling our or have to be pulled.

If you or someone you love is suffering from drug abuse please call the National Helpline.

Information found here.

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