Effects of Drug Addiction on Oral Health
How Drug & Alcohol Addiction Impacts Your Oral Health?
Drug addiction and abuse are global issues. Drug abuse refers to those who take illegal or legal substances, such as alcohol, excessively or in the wrong way. Users suffer from emotional, psychological, physical, behavioral, and nutritional issues. Damage to the liver, lungs, heart, and/or brain is also common. In addition, people who abuse drugs are more likely to develop serious oral health conditions.
Effects of Medications on Oral Health
How Can Medications Negatively Impact Your Oral Health?
Prescription and over-the-counter medications can negatively impact your general and oral health. In particular, common complications associated with everyday medications include irregular bleeding, changes in taste, soft-tissue reactions (sores), dry mouth, and enlarged gum tissue.