Meth mouth: Inside look at icky problem (15 graphic images)

Meth mouth: Inside look at icky problem (15 graphic images)

Methamphetamine makes people high, but chronic meth use also heightens the risk for dental destruction. "Meth mouth" typically involves rampant tooth decay, dry mouth, cracked teeth, and gum disease, and it can rob meth users not only of their smiles but also of their ability to chew.

What does "meth mouth" look like? Keep clicking to see 15 scary photos, courtesy of the American Dental Association and Dr. Brett Kessler, a dentist in Denver, Colo.

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Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 17 at 7:15 AM

Methamphetamine makes people high, but chronic meth use also heightens the risk for dental destruction. "Meth mouth" typically involves rampant tooth decay, dry mouth, cracked teeth, and gum disease, and it can rob meth users not only of their smiles but also of their ability to chew.

What does "meth mouth" look like? Keep clicking to see 15 scary photos, courtesy of the American Dental Association and Dr. Brett Kessler, a dentist in Denver, Colo.

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