How does smoking cannabis influence your teeth?
After using cannabis, it can happen that you loot the entire fridge. And especially all the delicious sweet things. Cookies, cake, chocolate…
Everything you eat or drink (with the exception of water) is an attack on your teeth. With sweets, as is often preferred with ‘munchies’, this is even worse. Your teeth can only handle 7 meals a day, so snacking on donuts for a few hours is not good for your teeth. Do you want something sweet or sour? Then eat all the sweet things at once in a row so that you only have one attack or sweet moment for your teeth. Afterwards, rinse your mouth with water and let your teeth rest for a while by not eating or drinking anything. This way your teeth can recover better.
As with other drugs, cannabis can cause a dry mouth sensation. You may know this as ‘cotton mouth’. Without saliva, the risk of cavities (caries) increases, especially if you also combine this with a lot of sweet food. If you drink something to fight your dry mouth, drink water or tea without sugar. All other drinks can contribute to a greater risk of cavities (caries) or tooth erosion (wear and tear).
As with other drugs, cannabis addiction can cause you to lose focus on your oral hygiene. However, try to remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening) and clean between the teeth once a day with a toothpick or brush. Do not eat or drink anything after brushing your teeth in the evening before going to sleep. This way you prevent annoying problems with your teeth.