Of course, we all know that abusing street drugs can have a serious effect on your overall health. However, you might be surprised to learn that this behavior can also destroy your dental health. With even occasional use, a drug user will soon begin seeing the signs of his or her habit.
One of the most dangerous, addictive and destructive drugs of the last couple of decades is methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or “crank.” There are a variety of ways to use this drug, including smoking, inhaling and eating the substance.
No method of consuming meth is without serious detriment to your body. Smoking the drug is particularly harmful to your oral health and will soon lead to “meth mouth,” in which teeth are blackened and rotting. Al methods provide the same stimulating effect, leading to tooth grinding and a diet of mainly sugary foods and beverages. These behaviors all contribute to extreme dental health issues.