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If you have a poor oral health (which typically results from not brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your dentist regularly), then there is a high chance you can suffer many health issues. To elaborate a little more, our dental team would like to tell you about the issues that could arise when you don’t take good care of your smile.

The first issue is oral and facial pain. This discomfort is likely the result of gum disease, which is an infection in the gums. This problem develops when the plaque and tartar are not removed from the teeth and gumline regularly. If you don’t get it treated, there is a chance you could suffer from loose and lost teeth.

The second issue is complications with the heart and other major organs. Oral infections can affect the entire body because it can spread through the bloodstream. If you’re not careful, the infection can make your vital organs swell, which can result in serious complications.

The third issue is digestion problems. Obviously, digestion begins with the processes of the mouth, like chewing, and if you have problems in the mouth, it can cause additional problems. Some of those issues are intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.

If you have an oral health problem that needs fixing, we encourage you to call St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 314-434-0493 so you can avoid further complications. Our team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to restoring your oral health one of our three locations nearest you in Missouri! Drs. Stemme, Weber, Weber, and Kincaid look forward to helping you maintain your oral health!