Effect of Alcoholism on Oral Health: A ReviewMahesh R Khairnar*, Umesh Wadgave and Sonam M Khairnar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mahesh R Khairnar
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital
Email: [email protected]
Received date: April 26, 2017; Accepted date: May 09, 2017; Published date: May 12, 2017
Citation: Khairnar MR, Wadgave U, Khairnar SM (2017) Effect of Alcoholism on Oral Health: A Review. J Alcohol Drug Depend 5:266. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000266
Copyright: © 2017 Khairnar MR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In many parts of the world, consuming alcohol is a common feature of social meetings. However, the drinking alcohol is associated with a risk of adverse health and social effects related to its intoxicating, toxic and dependence-producing properties. In addition to the chronic diseases that may develop in those who drink large quantity of alcohol over a number of years, alcohol use also results in development of various dental diseases. Alcohol may adversely affect salivary glands which in turn may lead to tooth decay. Alcohol can cause irritation and inflammation of oral soft tissues including gingiva, tongue, etc. Non-carious destructions of teeth like dental erosion are also related to regular alcohol drinking. Hence, a review has been attempted regarding effect of alcohol on oral health.