Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and is often overlooked by owners.
It is very important to keep your pet’s mouth in good condition as it can lead to other health problems. A health check once a year is important to examine your pet’s teeth and gums so any problems can be detected at an early stage. If the tartar buildup is bad enough, your pet will need anesthesia and dental scaling. Although anesthesia does have risks, they are very low and are far outweighed by the benefits.
Some pet shops offer anesthesia-free dental scaling, but this is not recommended because they are not able to clean beneath the gum-line to prevent periodontal disease, and they cannot examine beneath the gum-line to identify problems before they become painful and expensive to treat.
Here are some signs of dental disease in your pet:
Although dogs do not get cavities as easily as humans, they still develop problems like tartar, plaque and gingivitis. With good dental care, you can improve your pet’s health and quality of life.
The most effective thing you can do to help your pet is by regularly brushing their teeth. Daily brushing is best but it’s not always possible so just try your best to do it as often as possible. Here are some helpful tips:
Other things you can do to improve dental health include:
With proper maintenance of the teeth, this can be a money saver or even a lifesaver in the long run!
Credit : Dr. Giordanna Lau