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Int J Dent Hyg. 2008 Nov;6(4):315-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2008.00301.x.

Effect of cannabis usage on the oral environment: a review.

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Department of Periodontology, Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam, Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. p.versteeg@acta.nl

Abstract

AIM:

To evaluate oral environmental changes in cannabis users.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The MEDLINE and Cochrane Central register of controlled trails (CENTRAL) were searched up to April 2007 to identify appropriate studies.

RESULTS:

Independent screening of 982 titles and abstracts (MEDLINE-Pubmed) and (Cochrane) papers resulted in seven eligible publications.

CONCLUSION:

Based on the limited data, it seems justified to conclude that with increasing prevalence of cannabis use, oral health care providers should be aware of cannabis-associated oral side effects, such as xerostemia, leukoedema and an increased prevalence and density of Candida albicans.

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