Apex Dog and Cat Dentistry
945 W. Jefferson Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110
(303) 810-6029
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Do not procrastinate on your pet's dental care. In North America periodontal disease is the number one diagnosed condition in companion animals. Periodontal disease is much easier to prevent than to treat. Even mild dental disease can potentially lead to irreversible damage and the possibility of future extractions if left untreated.

 

Similar to people, home dental care for companion animals should start early. Daily teeth brushing (even on cats) should be started ideally when they are young. But even older pets can learn to accept brushing. Dental sealants can easily be placed at the spay or neuter surgery. Other oral home care options such as dental formulated foods, water additives, and dental treats should be considered. 
 
Even with good oral home care, periodic professional cleanings are key. Professional cleanings should ideally be started early in a pet’s life before any advanced dental disease is present. Just like you, they need their teeth cleaned frequently throughout their lives to help prevent disease.

 

"Doggie breath" is not considered normal; it actually indicates bacterial involvement. It is also not normal for dogs and cats to lose teeth every year. Do not procrastinate on dental care. If dental disease is already present in your pet, address what can not be reversed and, with the help of your veterinarian, formulate a plan to help stop the progression.

 

For more information on periodontal disease, please visit http://www.dentistvet.com/periodontal-disease.html
 

Have a dental related question about your pet?  Send an email to Doctor Beebe.

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