Marijuana on Oral Health

5 Harmful Effects and Prevention

What are the disadvantages of marijuana on oral health?

Marijuana is used recreationally, as it contains substances that inhibit the central nervous system and provide a feeling of relaxation.


What are the Effects of Marijuana on Oral Health?

The consumption of marijuana, especially smoking it, is associated with poor oral health.

A disease known as dry mouth is the most common effect of marijuana use; it is associated with a component called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that acts directly on the nervous system.

Recommendations for Maintaining Good Oral Health while using Marijuana

Avoid or reduce the consumption of sugars in foods or drink and eat healthy food

Treatment for dry mouth: Use saliva supplements, rinses, or medications that increase the amount of saliva; these must be prescribed by a dentist or doctor.


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