Pain In The Jaw? Not With Your Pet’s Dental Care Practices…

Brushing dogs teethImagine one day your pet ravenously devours his or her bowl of food, but the very next day he or she cannot even palate what’s on the menu. Sure, he or she could be tired of the same old offering, but it’s also entirely possible that your pet is suffering from the ill effects of poor dental health. Now you may start to wonder how long that bad breath has been around…Don’t worry, it’s not too late to get your pet’s dental care practices underway, and your team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates are here to help.

Understanding The Basics

Poor dental health (that is, neglecting the teeth and gums) can result in periodontal, or gum, disease. Plaque, caused by high bacteria levels in the mouth, and tartar, also known as calculus, attach to tooth surfaces. When the bacteria from plaque and tartar seep beneath the gums, supporting tissues can be irreversibly damaged, and can even lead to tooth loss. Continue…