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Drug use linked to poor oral health

from Dentistry Today

Dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population but are less likely to receive dental care, according to a review of 28 studies from around the world by a team of Australian researchers. Dentists should expect to encounter these issues, the researchers note, as 1 in 20 people globally between the ages of 15 and 64 years used substances in 2013, and approximately 10 percent of them have a substance use disorder. more


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