End of Year Sale! Take 15% Off Any Savings Plan. Use Code: YEAR1815
Close X
Start Saving 10% to 60% on Dental Care
Use Promo Code: COUPONCODE

1 Million+ Smiles Served Since 1999
Outstanding Customer Care
Plans Tailored to Fit Your Needs

you are here:DentalPlans.com > Dental Health Articles > Marijuana's link to poor dental health

Marijuana's link to poor dental health
Updated: 11/7/2008 2:00:34 PM

Marijuana Many dentists already warn their patients about the risks that smoking tobacco can pose to their dental health.

However, fewer of them may discuss the link that heavy marijuana use has to gum disease, despite a study conducted earlier this year that indicated it may be just as dangerous as tobacco.

Research conducted by a team of researchers based in New Zealand looked at the effects of marijuana smoking on more than 900 adults who had used the drug over 40 times a year since they turned 18.

They found that these participants were more likely than those in the general population to be diagnosed with gum disease - a common but potentially serious dental health problem. This connection was true even for subjects who did not also smoke tobacco.

The scientists said that it is not yet clear how marijuana smoke affects the gum and dental health, but they proposed that the link may have something to do with the inflammatory response of the body and peripheral blood flow in the mouth.

Many dental experts, including the American Dental Association, have warned people to quit smoking to protect their dental health. The ADA has also warned that smoking tobacco may damage new dental implants.

© 2008 Brafton Inc.


The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.

DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.

Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.


Dental Care & Health Articles
AC Dental Care Articles (100)Affiliate Marketing (2)Affordable Care Act Articles (1)Audience (1)Bonding (2)Commentary (1)Cosmetic Dentristry (15)Dental (7)Dental Care News Feed (21)Dental Costs (5)Dental Health (21)Dental Insurance (1)Dental Plans (39)Dental Work (7)Dentist (19)Dentures (2)Individuals (484)Money (1)Oral Surgeon (1)Orthodontist (1)Pediatric Dentist (1)Procedures and Services (7)Surgery (1)Teeth Whitening/Bleaching (7)Unemployed (8)Veneers (1)
Special Offer

Take 15% off the price
of a dental savings plan.

Sign up below to receive your discount!