Healthy teeth. Healthy pets.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pet’s.
● Yellow, green or brown buildup on the teeth
● Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
● Bad breath
● Excessive drooling
● Changes in eating or chewing habits
● Pawing at the face
● Loose teeth
Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death.
A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread