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Meth Mouth Causes & Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Erica Anand

What is Meth Mouth?

Meth mouth is characterized by serious tooth decay and gum disease, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association. It’s one of the most noticeable physical changes that result from chronic methamphetamine use. Without dental care, severe tooth decay can make teeth look stained or rotten. Teeth can break, crumble, and eventually fall out.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Meth Mouth?

Early stages of meth mouth typically involve bad breath, swollen gums, and cavities. The front teeth are usually the first to show signs of dental decay. Over time, meth mouth may include the following signs and symptoms:

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