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Oral Health in Crack - Cocaine Users and its Impact on their Quality of Life: A Literature Review

Crack cocaine users present poor oral health and are usually polydrug users or have a history of consuming other substances such as: cannabis, alcohol, tobacco, and opiates. Crack has an impact on the oral health of crack users, which also affects their quality of life.


Background: Crack is the most addictive and potent derivative of cocaine. There is a scarcity of information regarding the oral health of crack users and also the impact this has on their quality of life. The aim of this literature review was to ascertain information regarding the oral health and also its impact on the quality of life of crack users.

18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017


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