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To: Enterprise
Meth ruins your teeth very quickly but there are quite a few medications that taken long term lead to your teeth going bad.

It's due to your mouth not having enough moisture most of the time. With some, usually pain killers, you can tell you have a dry mouth with others, it's not obvious but still takes a toll. I don't know where there's an exhaustive list anywhere but I've heard several treatments for chronic things like arthritis and antidepressants have the same effect without it being obvious until your teeth suddenly start to have problems when you never had problems before.

5 posted on 06/16/2014 5:37:06 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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My Dentist Office Manager was reading a trade Journal about Meth and why it destroys teeth. In simple terms, Meth turns off the signal to your brain to produce saliva. Even though Saliva is unpleasant, it is the real, natural and only protector of your teeth.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 5:54:03 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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