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Why give your dog a dental cleaning?
Eighty-five percent of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age.
Predisposition To Periodontal Disease
Many small-breed dogs have a predisposition to periodontal disease: Yorkies, Pomeranians, Dachshunds, Schnauzers, and Chihuahuas.
Disease Side Effects
Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing, and tooth loss.
Bacteria Can Cause Infections
Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through inflamed gums and cause damage to the heart, kidneys, and liver.
A dental cleaning may include the following:
- Removal of visible plaque and tartar from the teeth
- Elimination of plaque and tartar from under the gum
- Probing of dental sockets to assess dental disease
- Polishing to smooth enamel scratches that may attract bacteria
- Dental radiographs (X-rays) to evaluate problems below the gumline
- Application of fluoride or a dental sealer
- Removal or repair of fractured or infected teeth
- Dental charting so progression of dental disease can be monitored over time
- Inspection of the lips, tongue, and entire mouth for growths, wounds, or other problems
How Do I Know if My Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth, close to the gumline. Redness or bleeding along the gumline may indicate gingivitis. Other signs of dental disease include:
Pawing at the mouth
Loose or missing teeth
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