Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 10:19 pm.
Cocaine is highly acidic, and when users rub it on their teeth and gums, tooth enamel erosion and gum irritation are inevitable. Cocaine also causes xerostomia and bruxism, a grinding and clenching of the teeth that can cause teeth to wear down.
Ecstasy, also called “the love drug”, is a form of speed. Like cocaine, it contributes to bruxism and dry mouth, both of which can lead to worn-down, decayed teeth. Ecstasy also causes nausea and vomiting, which will expose the teeth to stomach acids and present more risk of enamel erosion and decay.
Also known as “smack”, heroin is another drug that causes dry mouth and teeth grinding. In addition, heroin users often crave sweets, which can lead to extensive tooth decay if oral hygiene is neglected during drug use.