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If you don’t keep your oral health in tip-top shape, your body could be in danger. That’s right—your entire body could suffer the consequences of not caring for the mouth. This is because a poor oral health can create many issues.

The first issue is severe discomfort in the face and mouth. This pain is likely caused by gum disease, which is a serious and dangerous infection in the gums. This problem occurs when the plaque and tartar are not removed from the teeth and gumline regularly. Usually techniques that remove them include your oral hygiene routine and treatments provided at your dental checkups. If you don’t get the disease treated right away, there is a chance you could suffer a deteriorated jawbone, which usually results in loose and lost teeth.

The second issue is complications involving your major organs. If you have an infection in the mouth, it can affect the entire body because it can dive through the bloodstream and harm the organs in your body. If you’re not careful, the infection can make those organs swell, which can result in serious complications.

The third issue is digestion problems. Obviously, digestion begins with chewing. If you have problems in the mouth, it can cause additional problems, like intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.

So, please remember to keep your oral health in top-notch condition by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting Dr. Peter Warshawsky every six months. Call Periodontics of the Desert today at 760-674-4410 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you have great oral health in Palm Desert, California!