Addiction is a very real disease that affects the lives of many. Some of these harmful substances can cause damage to your teeth as well as to your overall health. But while addictions can be overcome, the damage to your smile may persist.
It’s very important to many former addicts that they receive the right type of dental care to restore their teeth, mouth, and smile after overcoming their addiction. The drug that causes the most damage to your oral health is meth. If your teeth have become damaged because of meth use, you may wonder how you can restore your smile.
There are certain symptoms dental professionals will keep an eye out for if they suspect meth use. These symptoms include the look of malnourishment and distinctive patterns of tooth decay on the teeth. If meth use is suspected or confirmed, the American Dental Association has outlined specific actions that need to be taken. These include:
If you have recently gone through a rehabilitation program and are looking for a fresh start and a healthy, clean smile, please contact your general dentist today. Restorative dental procedures will be discussed with you and your dentist can help you choose which options are right for you.
Once your teeth are healthy and clean, they can be made straight and beautiful through the use of orthodontic treatment. For more information on receiving dental braces, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio here in Spanish Fork, Utah.