Local dentists show dangers of meth

New Mexico

Local dentists wanted to show New Mexicans some of the dangers of methamphetamine use. 

Dentists Stephen Wagner and Charles Tatlock hosted a lecture called the “meth mouth syndrome.” It’s part of the exhibit called Drugs: Costs and Consequences created by the DEA at the Natural History Museum.

They showed both the immediate and long-term effects of meth on your mouth.

“If you just got dental care, you wouldn’t have this problem. That’s the takeaway story. We can’t stop you from using meth, but maybe we can stop you from losing your teeth,” said Wagner and Tatlock.

The exhibit is open until September.

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