Regular Marijuana Users Twice As Likely To Have Gum Disease, Study Finds


NEW YORK — People who smoke marijuana regularly may want to book an appointment with their dentist sooner than later. A new study finds that frequent use of recreational cannabis boosts the risk of developing gum disease.

Dr. Jaffer Shariff, a postdoctoral resident in periodontology at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (CDM) and the study’s lead author, noticed during his residency at a community dental clinic in Manhattan that gum disease could be correlated to patients suffering from the disease.

Person undergoing treatment at dentist
A new study finds that people who smoke marijuana or use recreational cannabis frequently are at double the risk of suffering from gum disease.

So Shariff and his

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