Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cannabis and gum disease

This news - serious as it is - struck my funny bone: Cannabis indicated as possible risk for gum disease in young people. The story itself isn't funny, but I was imagining teens saying, "oh no, I can't smoke up, I might get gum disease."

In all seriousness, gum disease is something that is becoming a problem. According to this article, it is striking younger people who do smoke marijuana. If gum problems are not treated properly, this starts of a chain reaction and can end up with severe consequences. To learn more about gum disease, you can visit the American Academy of Periodontology.

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