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    Marijuana users at higher risk of periodontal disease

    Marijuana users should improve their oral hygiene and even quit smoking to protect their gums and teeth. According to recent studies, marijuana could cause periodontal disease.

    Key takeaways:

    – Periodontal disease is an inflammatory response to bacterial infection in the gum line.

    – Research shows recreational marijuana users are two-times more likely to develop periodontal disease as compared to non-users.

    – However, it is still not evident if medical marijuana has the same effect on teeth.

    Marijuana users should practice twice as much oral hygiene and visits to the dentist for a checkup.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.