Pet Teeth Cleaning Prevents Dental Disease
Do you brush your teeth daily and visit your dentist annually for a deep down clean? Did you know that pets benefit similarly to dental care and it can preserve their pearly canines well into their golden years? While pet's do not typically develop cavities like we do, they can experience the degenerative effects of gum disease. In fact, many pets are already showing the signs of gum disease by three years old. If the condition is left to progress, it can cause tooth and jawbone loss among putting them at risk of organ infection. Luckily, a solid at-home care plan and routine pet teeth cleaning at our Cincinnati animal hospital can entirely prevent gum disease.
When Your Pet Might Need to Be Seen Right Away
Due to natural instinct, pets are expert at hiding pain and illness. Though behavioral changes in your pet may be subtle, there are some signs you can stay aware of as a loving pet owner. As gum disease progresses, harmful bacteria attacks the entire surrounding structure of teeth, including tissue, making the condition painful but also one that can make your pet very ill. The signs of gum disease include:
- Frequent drooling and excessive saliva
- Gums that are bright red
- Missing, loose, or broken teeth
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Putrid breath
- Swelling around the mouth
- Pawing or rubbing their mouth
- Problems chewing including dropping food
If you're ever unsure if your pet needs veterinary care, don't hesitate to contact us. We're always here for pets and their people.
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