Marijuana, oral health and dental care:
Marijuana users have greater oral cavity deterioration than non-users, with increased risk of caries and periodontal disease. Higher levels of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) and bacterial plaque indices have been found in marijuana users than in non-users. Moreover, users are more prone to oral infections, possibly due to alterations in oral immunology, and drug use can be associated with dysplastic changes and potentially malignant disorders of the oral mucosa, increasing the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma. Marijuana cigarettes can contain up to twice the amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as tobacco cigarettes, and the usual consumption without a filter leads to a higher concentration of inhaled smoke. However, the relationship between marijuana use and oral cancer is still not clear.
Almost all tooth decay and most gum disease can be prevented with good oral hygiene. A simple routine can help prevent most dental problems. Brushing your teeth last thing at night and once in the morning with a fluoride toothpaste (Brush properly, Don’t neglect your tongue, Treat flossing as important as brushing, Consider mouthwash ) is the first step in taking care of your oral health. Secondly, good eating habits and regular dental checkup will save you from dental issues.
I used to visit Dr. Rostami back in Arizona few years ago. I was on my business trip in Toronto last week and all of a sudden before my meeting one of my front teeth filling came out while I was flossing, shocked and didn’t know what to do, thanks god I remembered my Canadian dentist back in Mesa, couple of minutes search in the Internet I looked her up and she saw me the same day. I just want to say how I appreciated your help and we all in Arizona have missed you doc.
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I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you getting me in on such short notice. Your compassion and understanding has contributed to my strength. Lorrie and the rest of your staff take the steps to make me feel comfortable and at ease. I look forward to seeing you at my treatments