Periodontal disease is inflammation that spreads below the gum to damage the tissues and bone that support the teeth. There are 4 stages of periodontal disease
Brushing your pet’s teeth daily with a Veterinarian recommended tooth paste and toothbrush is the best way to prevent tartar build up and gingivitis. The enzymatic action of the toothpaste and the mechanical action of the toothbrush prevents tartar build up and prevents bacterial build up that causes bad breath. Starting when your pet is young gets them used to brushing and gets everyone in the routine.
The 4 steps in brushing your pet’s teeth:
- Mouth rises and water additives
- Dental chews and treats
- Dental diets