February is National Dental Health Month!
Periodontal disease is defined as an inflammatory disease affecting the structures that support the teeth (i.e. gums and bone). Did you know most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease by 3 years of age? Dental Health is one of the most commonly missed components of optimum pet health care because it is about more than just bad breath. When bacteria laden plaque and calculus get below the gum line, it causes damage to the structures supporting the tooth. Left unchecked, the result is eventual loss of the teeth. Tooth loss is not a normal aging change for pets!
What does periodontal disease mean for your pet?
The good news is we can help!