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Posted on 02-27-2016

Pet Dental Health Month Answer #4

The answer to Fridays question is....False! Both cats and dogs need regular dental maintenance.

Dogs very rarely get cavities, or holes in the enamel. Dogs usually lose teeth to trauma and to gum disease. As tartar and loose debris, like food and hair, accumulate around the gum line on the teeth it causes the gums to recede away from the crown of the tooth. This process continues until enough of the tooth's root is exposed to loosen the tooth. 

Cats teeth experience the same process, but some cats also experience more inflammation at the gum line than can be blamed on tartar build-up. Sometimes this inflammation can cause the enamel, the hard outer covering, of the tooth's crown to break away. Keeping your cats mouth as clean as possible with brushing and regular dental cleanings is the best way to prevent this from happening.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Pet Dental Health Month Contest. We hope that it was fun and informative for you. We will be posting our winners on our Facebook page and here on the Blog in a few days, so be looking for that. If you have any questions or concerns about your pets dental health please give us a call at 852-7319. 

Thank You!

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