How does methamphetamine drug use affect teeth?

Rampant tooth decay is a common side effect of long-term methamphetamine (a powerful, cheap, and easy-to-make drug) use. Users describe their teeth as "blackened, stained, rotting, crumbling or falling apart." This condition is referred to as "meth mouth." Often there is no hope for treating methamphetamine-damaged teeth and they must be removed.

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