How is this possible? The acids in these items erodes the enamel covering of our teeth. Without the protective enamel, our teeth are susceptible to getting cavities, developing sensitivities, and becoming discolored. Our gums can also become irritated, causing periodontal disease.
The study above found that the 3 mentioned items caused the same damage to the teeth and gums of the people in the studies. The damage was caused by the high acid levels in the “drug of choice” of the participants. Citric acid is in both diet and regular sodas. Like citric acid, the items used in making meth are very corrosive and can include battery acids, fuels used in lanterns, and kitchen drain cleaners. Crack similiarly has high acid content.
Dr. Marks strongly suggests you do not use illegal drugs, but if you are addicted to soda- you should chew sugarless gum, or drink water after use. This will increase saliva flow and wash away the acids and return the mouth to normal ph levels.
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