Pet dental care is just as vital for pets as it is for humans. Did you know that by age three, approximately half of all dogs and cats in the US will have some form of gum disease? Gum disease is an inflammatory condition of the oral cavity where calculus (hardened plaque and tartar) accrues under the gum line, releasing harmful bacteria that attack the tooth root and surrounding tissues. In some cases, the bacteria can even enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys.
How Regular Dental Care Keeps Pets Healthy
While gum disease can be a very real concern for pets, this condition is easily preventable. Brushing your pet’s teeth daily, supplementing their care with oral chews and treats, and having their teeth examined annually will keep their mouth clean and healthy. Ask us about pet dental care and how often your pet should have professional dental cleanings.
The goal of pet dental care is to prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can greatly affect your pet’s health. By reducing plaque and tartar buildup and checking for underlying dental issues, we prevent irreversible damage to your pet’s teeth and bones.
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