Important Facts

Some Important Facts to Consider:

• According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age three

• Periodontal disease is most common in smaller breed dogs because their teeth are often too large for their mouths.

• Broken teeth are a common, and often painful, problem for dogs, particularly outdoor dogs.

• Plaque is a colorless film that contains large amounts of bacteria.  Left unchecked, plaque builds up on the teeth, creating infection, destroying gums and resulting in the loss of the tissues and bone that support the teeth.

• Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among cats and dogs!

• Preventive oral care, along with regular professional cleanings, can help maintain proper oral health throughout the pet's life.

           Before dental cleaning                                                               After Dental Cleaning at Beaver Brook
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Signs of Periodontal Disease

All pets are at risk for developing dental problems.  Just imagine if you never brushed your own teeth!  Once a pet displays the following warning signs, serious periodontal disease may already exist: 
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• Subdued behavior
• Abnormal drooling
• Dropping food out of the mouth
• Swallowing food whole
• Bad breath
• Yellow-brown crust on teeth
• Bleeding gums
• Going to the food bowl but not eating
• Change of chewing or eating habits