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5 Common Canine Oral Tooth Problems

Have you ever wondered why your pets’ breath smells so bad? Just like humans, plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria covers the surface of the teeth. If not removed by brushing this plaque can build up and harden into calculus (tartar). Once calculus is present is cannot be removed by brushing alone. This is where a dental cleaning and assessment is required.

Published: February 12, 2020

What is a dental cleaning and assessment?

A dental cleaning and assessment is done after a significant amount of dental disease has been found on gross examination by your veterinarian. Your pet will undergo general anesthesia with any necessary oral surgery and a prophylaxis dental cleaning. Most of the time dental disease is not visually apparent as most diseases entail the tooth roots.

Published: February 1, 2020