Archive for October 2013

Toothbrushing

General Comments About Oral Hygiene For Your Pet: Oral health is a function of professional therapy and continual home care. One procedure without the other will result in failure. The type and amount of home care necessary depends upon the extent of oral pathology present. This varies from animal to animal. Some pets get away…

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Dental Diets, Treats & Antiseptics

Dental Diets, Dental Treats and Chewing Exercise: There is no solid research that supports many of the dental health claims made by many manufacturers of diets, treats and chew objects for pets. The masticatory forces on food can create frictional forces that are physically able to prevent accumulation of plaque, and even remove it. Where…

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Safe and Appropriate Chew Toys for Dogs

Fractured pet teeth are one of the more common dental problems encountered by veterinary dentists. Broken teeth, more often than not, have exposed pulp tissues that subsequently become infected. Just like for humans, apical infection (apical periodontitis, dental “abscesses”) will occur in a matter of time. They are painful and cause exposure of the body to…

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