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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common health problem, second in prevalence only to the common cold. About 75% of all people have had their first cavity by the age of 5. Decay is caused by 3 factors: plaque bacteria, sugar, and a vulnerable tooth surface. Although several microorganisms can cause tooth decay, the primary disease agent appears to be Streptococcus mutans. If left untreated, decay can lead to tooth loss, infection, and, in severe cases, death. What drugs can lead to rampant tooth decay? More...
ChristopherJohnson
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Unpleasant process with unpleasant results.
monamagda
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Meth, short for methamphetamine

With chronic meth abuse, the progress of dental decay can be swift and the destruction of teeth, obliteration of enamel, and damage to the nerve pulp occurs rapidly. The severe damage of teeth that occurs from chronic meth abuse is so rampant that it has its own classification: meth mouth. Unlike the side effects of other euphoria-generating drugs, the dental problems from meth mouth are visible. Internally, there is also significant organ damage and accelerated tissue aging as a result of chronic meth abuse.

The exact cause of meth mouth is unknown, except that extreme dry mouth, severe tooth decay, gum disease, poor oral hygiene, low nutrition, teeth grinding, and overall neglect become causative factors. Meth mouth is a serious problem that generally starts with bad breath, cavities, and progressively swollen, bleeding, and red gums. The later stages progress to a state in which teeth can become completely obliterated.

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/01/meth-mouth-and-the-ravages-of-an-addiction-from-a-dental-perspective.html
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