Many people who use drugs report problems with their teeth. Some people on methadone, for example, experience reduced saliva production, or dry mouth. Other drugs such as methamphetamines shrink your blood vessels, limiting blood flow to your teeth and gums. Some people also find it difficult to look after their teeth, especially if they are living in difficult circumstances.
However, just because you use drugs doesn’t mean you’re destined for tooth decay and gum disease. The following articles in User’s News provide information on managing dental care when you’re using drugs.