Looking after your dogs teeth

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Did you know that in recent surveys 85% of dogs and 70% of cats over
three years of age have some form of dental disease? A healthy mouth
typically has shiny white teeth surrounded by firm pink (or pigmented )
gums.

Plaque is an invisible film composed of bacteria and other substances
which forms naturally and continuously on the surface of the teeth and
gums.

As plaque accumulates, toxins produced by the bacteria cause a
marginal inflammation of the gum tissue - called gingivitis. At the same
time, the plaque usually becomes mineralised to form calculus (tartar)
on the tooth surfaces.

If the infection continues unchecked, bacteria start to penetrate
below the gumline, destroying the tooth supporting structures.

If you would like further information on caring for your pet's teeth
or would like a check-up for your pet, please contact us to arrange a
suitable time.