Posts Tagged: pet dental care
Like us, pets benefit incredibly from clean teeth and gums, but unfortunately, many pets don’t get attention to this area before certain problems have already taken root. Some, sadly, don’t ever have their teeth cleaned. The issue isn’t aesthetic, although a fresh-smelling slobber-kiss is certainly preferable to the alternative. Instead, through the prevention of pet dental disease, owners invest in their pet’s overall health and longevity. As the Pet Experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital can attest to, this is no small feat.
The Truth About Inflammation
The teeth are supported by gums, bone, and tissue. When these structures become progressively inflamed, tooth loss is the typical result. But the process starts long before when bacteria forms plaque on the teeth and gum line. To make matters even worse, saliva is comprised of certain minerals that, when combined with plaque, form the worst offender: tarter. Continue…
The field of veterinary dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and we now know that your pet’s oral health is a vital component of his or her overall well-being. We generally recommend that pets see us once or twice per year for a dental exam and professional cleaning, but good home dental care is just as important in keeping your pet’s mouth healthy.
Brushing your pet’s teeth probably does not top your list of desirable activities, but it may be the single most effective way to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, and the health problems that go along with it.
With patience and practice, pet tooth brushing can become second nature for both you and your pet. Continue…
Doggy and kitty kisses are less appreciated when bad pet breath becomes a factor. Unfortunately, there are still misconceptions about the cause of halitosis in pets and whether or not it’s normal.
While it’s true your pet won’t ever experience minty fresh breath, a foul odor may be an indicator of dental disease or other healthy problems. Continue…
Annual exams and dental cleanings under anesthesia are vital for your pet’s oral health as well as their overall health. But did you know that you can play an important role in warding off dental disease at home, too? Here are a few suggestions for keeping those chompers pearly white a little longer and ward off the systemic effects of bad oral hygiene:
- • Brushing
At-home brushing is the most powerful tool in your arsenal! Brushing at least every other day has been shown to significantly reduce plaque and tartar buildup. Use a brush and paste specifically for pets and start slowly. Most pets can be taught to tolerate tooth brushing if you are patient. For more helpful information on how to introduce your pet to having its teeth brushed, please look at the handout provided on our website. We are also happy to help you in person. Continue…
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