It is important to be aware that at even as young of an age as 14, our children can be exposed to drugs through many avenues. Be proactive and have a talk with your child about the many negative effects drugs have on their health.
An aspect of substance use that should not be overlooked, is its negative impact on your mouth and teeth. Tobacco use, alcohol, and other drugs can increase the risk of gum disease, dry mouth, and lead to tooth erosion. Whether recreational or prescription drugs are being used, it is important to understand and be aware of the effect on your oral and overall health.
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