Tag Archives | Canine Dental

What Grade would You Rate Your Pets Teeth?

Grade 1 The first stage of periodontal disease occurs when bacteria multiply on the tooth’s surface and under the gum line forming plaque.  Eventually plaque mineralizes and hardens, becoming calculus.  Plaque, calculus, and the toxins produced by the bacteria irritate the gums causing them to become tender, swollen, and red.  This is referred to as […]

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Dental Disease is REAL

Often we forget that animals are susceptible to the same kinds of diseases as humans, and in some cases even more so. This is the case with periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition affecting adult pets, despite the fact that it is almost entirely preventable. Most pets with painful […]

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Five Ways to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth

Beware of Bad Breath – If a musky scent is coming from Fluffy’s mouth, don’t ignore it. This could be a warning sign that she has periodontal disease or another oral disease such as stomatitis, a common condition, especially in cats, that causes painful inflammation of the gums and mouth tissues. Other dental-health warning signs include bleeding […]

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Dental Success

These photos will give you an idea what a pet’s teeth look like before and after a professional dental cleaning.  Remember also that we are cleaning out the hidden pockets around the teeth too to prevent periodontal disease. Check out our behind the scenes video: https://youtu.be/_79ZWTi8acg

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AAHA Dental Care Guidelines

As discussed in previous blog articles, Animal Medical Clinic has been an AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited Hospital since 1997. We follow strict guidelines to ensure our patients receive proper dental care. Good dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems […]

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National Pet Dental Health Month

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the most common disease occurring in dogs and cats. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and veterinary hospitals across the nation will be putting extra effort into promoting the importance of dental health for dogs and cats. Cause Periodontal disease is an infection resulting from allowing soft plaque and […]

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