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Colorado dentists seeing more marijuana users in their clinics

from KRDO-TV

Last Monday marked five years since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, and ever since, healthcare providers say they're seeing more marijuana users in their clinics, and dentists are no different. Doctor Guerra of Guerra Dental in Colorado Springs says marijuana affects oral health no matter if you smoke it or eat it. Consuming cannabis can cause drier mouths since THC stops the mouth from producing saliva. Dry mouths are more susceptible to cavities, gum irritation or other oral infections. Guerra says exercising good oral hygiene can reduce the effects of cannabis use. more

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