Why is good oral hygiene important?
Just as in humans, your pet's teeth require continuous care. Poor oral hygiene leads to the accumulation of dental plaque that induces a painful inflammatory response in the supportive periodontium (gums, ligaments and bone supporting the teeth) known as periodontal disease.
Signs to look for include: bad breath, accumulation of dental plaque near the gum line, changed eating behaviour e.g. loss of appetite or difficulty chewing food. Red, swollen or bleeding gums. Loose teeth or exposed root surfaces
We are assiduous in detecting dental disease at any regular health check. It is one area where prevention is much better than cure, once teeth are lost, they do not grown back