Consequences of Neglecting Dog's Teeth

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Plague buildup contains bacteria, germs, and food particles. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, it turns to tarter. Tartar above the gumline is visible, but it can also buildup below the gumline. When this happens, your dog's teeth may look white and clean, but that does not mean they are healthy. Unseen tartar, below the gum line, can cause inflammation and even infections in your dog's teeth. The inflammation or infection can cause your dog pain and needs immediate treatment by a veterinarian.

Caring for your dog's teeth is about far more than keeping their smile looking great, and reducing bad breath. Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, kidney, liver, and even heart problems. Bacteria and toxins from poor dental hygiene can travel from the mouth to the bloodstream, causing life-threatening or life-shortening diseases.

Always follow your veterinarian's recommendations to provide the best oral care for your dog. Your vet should inspect your dog's teeth on every routine visit, and give you a plan of care to ensure that your dog's oral care is part of keeping your pet a healthy, happy companion for years to come.

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