! The importance of Dentistries in Dogs and Cats
Just like us, dogs and cats require regular dental cleanings. Animals are subject to similar periodontal diseases as humans, such as gingivitis, plaque, bad breath, infected teeth and cavities. Dental disease progresses in stages — if caught early, you can prevent further damage to other teeth and keep as many healthy as possible. The best prevention for dental disease in all pets (just as in humans) is regular tooth brushing as well as the addition of dental food and treats. Once there is significant gingivitis, tartar build-up or infected teeth, your pet will require a full dental cleaning.
Dental disease isn’t just a problem in the mouth of the animal, The tartar and any infected areas of the mouth contain a multitude of bacteria that cause severe systemic disease by transferring to different areas of the body such as the heart, liver and kidneys. With regular dental care, you can prevent some of these more serious side effects and help improve the comfort and over-all well being of your pet. Make preventive dental cleaning part of your wellness care for your pets. For more information or if you have any questions about the dental procedure, feel free to give us a call at anytime!
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