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Dental disease is nothing to smile about posted - 13/Mar/2017

Healthy teeth and gums = Healthy and happy pets!

Having healthy teeth and gums is not just about your pet’s pretty smile... Dental disease can contribute to a range of other health-related problems and it’s important to address these issues before they become serious.

Prevention is the best medicine

If you think that your pet has dental disease, consider the following questions:

  1. Do they have a bad breath?
  2. Can you see any yellow or discoloured teeth?
  3. Are their gums red, swollen or inflamed?

If you answered ‘yes’ any of the questions above, it’s important to schedule an appointment with your local JCU Veterinarian.

During a wellness exam, the Vet will conduct a physical examination of your pet’s teeth and gums to ensure they look healthy. If there are any problems, they may suggest a number of preventative treatments ranging from dental chews and bones, regular teeth brushing or special pet food.

In some cases, a dental radiograph may be used to examine the teeth closer or a dental scale and polish required to remove the build-up of plaque and bacteria during surgery.


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