Meth Mouth

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Abstract:

This one-page handout uses text and photographs to educate people about meth mouth, which is advanced tooth decay associated with methamphetamine use. It explains what methamphetamine is, and its effects on the body. It discusses possible causes of meth mouth, including chemicals with acidic and corrosive effects found in the drug, clarifying that mental and physical changes related to methamphetamine use can result in xerostomia (dry mouth) and other health effects that can contribute to tooth decay. The document outlines treatment by extraction, and recommends that those who use the drug see a primary care physician.

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Author(s):
California Dental Association
Country of Origin:
United States
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Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
5/22/2017
Record Last Updated:
8/10/2017

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