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Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, dental hygienists are warning patients that increased smoking can be harmful to their oral health.

The warning comes based on a study by the American Dental Association that found cannabis smoking was associated with periodontal complications, xerostomia and leukoplakia, as well as an increased risk of mouth and neck cancers.

Further analysis found that regular users of marijuana, when smoked, tend to have poorer oral health compared to the general population.

President of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Tracy Bowser provided a statement to the Digital Journal, telling users cannabis can have many side effects in the mouth and that “We know that cannabis reduces saliva, leading to dry mouth. And those famous ‘munchies’ increase the time that teeth are exposed to sugars. As a result, cannabis users have a higher risk of cavities, gum disease, and oral infections.”

Source: http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/increased-use-in-cannabis-could-be-bad-for-dental-hygiene/article/540828

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