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Do you ever wonder what complications might arise from poor oral hygiene practices? Dr. Tatyana Kolodner and our dental team see them all the time. We would like to tell you about the issues that could arise when you don’t take good care of your smile.

First, you may experience oral and facial pain resulting from gum disease, an infection in the gums. This issue occurs when plaque and tartar are not removed from your teeth and gumline frequently. If it isn’t regularly treated, there’s even a chance you may lose your teeth.

The second issue involves the heart or other major organs. Oral infections can actually influence the entire body as it can spread through the bloodstream. If you aren’t careful, an infection can even make your vital organs swell up.

You may also find that you have digestion problems. After all, digestion starts in the mouth and if you have problems in the mouth, it can cause issues with your digestive system. Some of those issues include intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.

Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day can go a long way in preventing these complications. If you have an oral health issue that needs fixing, please call Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc. at 818-761-9526 for treatment as soon as possible. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and we look forward to helping you in Studio City, California!