Marijuana users should improve their oral hygiene and even quit smoking to protect their gums and teeth. According to recent studies, marijuana could cause periodontal disease.
– Periodontal disease is an inflammatory response to bacterial infection in the gum line.
– Research shows recreational marijuana users are two-times more likely to develop periodontal disease as compared to non-users.
– However, it is still not evident if medical marijuana has the same effect on teeth.
Marijuana users should practice twice as much oral hygiene and visits to the dentist for a checkup.
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