No one likes to go to the dentist, and it’s especially true about kids and pets. Fortunately, most parents can talk to their kids into flossing and brushing. Pets, on the other hand, need a little more supervision in the area of oral hygiene.
Dental disease, including periodontitis, gingivitis, enamel damage, and tooth decay, is by far the most common medical problem for pets. This is largely caused by the standard diet: foods rich in carbohydrates, usually offered as a dry kibble.
Pets with severe dental disease typically act normally, including eating and chewing. The first sign for owners is usually the smell, which results from inflamed gums and bacterial overgrowths in the mouth. Having bad teeth has significant consequences on the overall health of your pet.