Dog teeth cleaning may not have been the first thing that came to mind when you decided to adopt your furry friend. Many dog owners would be surprised to even hear dog teeth cleaning mentioned. But with an estimated 85% of dogs and cats developing dental disease by the time they’re 6 years old, dog teeth cleaning is more important than you may think.
Is dental disease in dogs a serious condition?
Absolutely. Dental disease is a painful condition that leads to tooth loss if left untreated. Tartar build-up and bad breath are signs that something more serious could be happening with your dog’s teeth and that they may require a trip to the vet for a professional cleaning.
How do dogs get dental disease?
Honestly, in much the same way that we humans do. If you don’t brush your teeth, eat the wrong foods, avoid trips to the dentist or are genetically predisposed, then you are highly likely to develop dental disease. The same is true for your dog. They need regular teeth cleaning, nutritious food and periodic check-ups with a professional to prevent dental disease.