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Dental Care

PET ORAL HEALTH

dental01Dental Disease

• Periodontal diseases (infection between teeth and gums)
• Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
• Halitosis (bad breath)
• Gingival hyperplasia (gum growth covering part or all of the tooth)
• Oral tumors
• Tongue lesions

Causes

• Daily plaque accumulation
• Tartar (calculus) forms from plaque
• Rough tartar accumulates more plaque
• Bacteria growth between the teeth or from infected gums
Orthodontic Disease Causes
• Inherited
• Failure of deciduous (baby) teeth to resorb, allowing adult tooth eruption

HISTORY & CLIENT COMPLAINTS

• Bad breath
• Poor appetite
• Dropping food when eating

BOTTOM LINE

• Twice daily attention to plaque control
• Regular dental examinations
• Professional cleaning of plaque/calculus has accumulated on the cheek teeth