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Addiction, homelessness and oral health: a story of second chances

We are surrounded by 3,000 acres of forest in the mountains of County Wicklow. It’s December, and it’s frosty. Looking up the long dirt road that leads to a row of rustic-looking buildings, it’s hard to believe that a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre could be as picturesque as this. But Tiglin is here to … Continued

Marijuana link with gum disease

Long-term marijuana use has been linked with periodontal disease. A study of 947 New Zealanders were examined for their marijuana use from birth to age 38; participants showed an increase in periodontal disease from age 26 onwards. Compared to marijuana users, tobacco smokers showed poor gum health, decreased lung function, systemic inflammation, and lower metabolic … Continued