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Oral Health Concerns with Marijuana Use

October 19, 2018
by Alana Everson, CTV News

Among the reaction to Wednesday’s legalization of pot, has been some concern from the dental industry. The Ontario Dental Association is reminding people of one of the downsides of marijuana use, and the potential impact on people’s oral health.

Dr. Deborah Saunders is the director of the medical oncology program at the Northeast Cancer Centre and is a member of the Ontario Dental Association.

She wants people to be aware of the side effects of any kind of marijuana use.

“Smoking marijuana has the same health consequences as smoking tobacco, smoking tea leaves. Anything combustible puts patients at higher risks for certain types of cancer, one of those being oral cancer, secondarily throat cancers and lung cancer.” said Dr. Saunders.

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