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Meth Mouth Q's?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by alm0493, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Mackmax

    Mackmax Active Contributor

    Meth poisons you from the inside out, so I would think that meth slows down saliva production which increases the amount of live bacteria, and rots the gums. You can brush your teeth as often as you want and can have pearly whites, but if your gums are decayed, your teeth will fall out.
    You're just like me! I would have no choice but to show very tough love to a family member or friend that became addicted to meth. Some people sugarcoat and baby their addicted friends way too much and it often makes the situation worse! I saw one case where a father knew his daughter was on meth and still gave her the money to buy it because he just couldn't say no!
  2. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    I knew this for awhile but never could put it in the words that you did. I've seen a lot of people lose a lot of teeth in less then a year. Of course bad hygiene and lack of nutrients on account that they don't eat anymore contributes to tooth decay.
  3. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    Personally, I was actually more hygeinic (overly so) when I used to take amphetamine. I would brush my teeth more than twice as much as I do now and look after myself better. I also made sure I ate properly. However, that didn't make a difference - it's almost as though your body doesn't absorb the nutrition from the food anyway, like it just gets burned away instantly by the meth or substances in it. I still lost a lot of weight and my teeth still rotted. I would also drink incredibly large amounts of coffee and consume many cigarettes while on meth, so obviously that was something else which contributed to the rotting of my teeth.
  4. Lonelyone32

    Lonelyone32 Member

    I like your answer to theses questions most people have no idea or has anyone who cares enough to force them to take care of themself while using. Or there all so spin thier not thinking until its to late an they need another fix. Those where very smart an realistic responses for people do haven't experienced this or do not generally really know.
  5. Lonelyone32

    Lonelyone32 Member

    That can an is in fact true however what do you say to a person born withdrawaling from the drugs they are now addicted too? Tough love when they've never had love isn't always the answer sometimes. That can push them over that final edge. You most understand the person an why they self medicate by abusing themselves by using before you can label them as weak needing tough love. Just sayin you have to look at the coin from all sides befor knowing the correct answer.