Sometimes we forget how important our teeth are! Taking care of our oral hygiene and being careful with what we consume is more important than we may think. Frequently visiting the dentist is just as important! To maintain our dental discipline, we must continually remind ourselves that in some cases, bad dental health and teeth-decay can indicate serious health issues.
In biological terms, the human mouth is an entirely separate ecosystem, and many different components are necessary to keep a perfect balance in a healthy mouth. Our saliva plays an essential role! It keeps our mouth moist, and it also breaks down the food and washes bacteria out.
So, how does any of this connect to cannabis?
The side effects of medicating with cannabis include a dry mouth, also known as cottonmouth. As scientists have tried to prove, THC interacts with anandamide – a natural endocannabinoid. It also binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the submandibular gland, which results in receptors signaling the gland to reduce saliva production and cause a dry mouth sensation.
We know that there are several different methods of medicating with cannabis, but the most popular one is smoking. However, marijuana does not cause the main problem; instead, it is the action of smoking. It doesn’t matter whether it is cannabis or tobacco; the result is the same at the end. The heat and smoke end up drying the mouth out, which then increases the risk of gum disease and cavities. And one of the most severe conditions that can happen as a result of smoking is stomatitis – inflammation of the mouth and lips, or an overgrowth of the gums. Inhaling smoke at high temperatures is irritating to the gums and cause swelling and irritation. Sometimes it can end into bleeding gums. But, did you know that smoking may irritate the gums and lead to them separating from the teeth? This can cause gum disease, tooth decay, smelly breath, and other dental problems like periodontitis.
This is why dentists suggest drinking lots of fluids that can help with dry mouth. They also recommend brushing the teeth with a toothpaste rich in fluorite and rinsing the mouth with a microbial mouth rinse to kill bacteria in the mouth. Regular flossing is also something that can visibly improve dental health!
And when it comes to cannabis, medical professionals suggest that small amounts of edibles and vaping are great alternatives.
Scientists also have found that cannabis can help against gingivitis. When the plant is not smoked, it can provide fantastic health benefits. Today, you can easily find cannabis-infused toothpaste and mouth wash, most of which are CBD-enriched. And we all know how amazing CBD is for inflammation, among many other things!
Cannabis has an anti-inflammatory agent, and it can effectively reduce inflammation. As it has been proven before, the cannabinoid receptors are found all over the body, even in the gums. This shows that cannabis could easily fight periodontitis. Scientists always point out that marijuana also has anti-bacterial properties. Cannabis-infused toothpaste or mouthwashes can help restore the bacterial imbalance in the mouth.
With examples like this one, science only keeps proving the tremendous medical benefits of CBD!
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