Beneath the Gum Line: Periodontal Disease vs. Routine Pet Dental Care

As with most things in life, if you allow something to gain a foothold, it will eventually take over. Whether we’re talking about weeds, dust bunnies, or pet dental care, the truth is, maintenance is necessary to keep things bright, shiny, and clean. Said another way, if bacteria is left alone inside a pet’s mouth, it will eventually lead to periodontal disease, tooth loss, and even systemic illness. However, The Pet Experts do have good news – this is entirely preventable!

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A Closer Look at Dog Breath (So You Don’t Have to Hold Yours!)

According to an analysis conducted by a pet insurance company in 2013, the average yearly cost to prevent dental disease is about $170. Of course, The Pet Experts recognize this is a sizable price tag, but when you consider it can cost over $500 to treat dental disease annually, the long-term savings and benefits are obvious.

Of all the symptoms that precede a dental disease diagnosis, dog breath is the most common. Unfortunately, by the time you start to smell it, significant damage has already been done. However, good hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings can save you money and benefit your dog far into the future.

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Your Guide To Pet Dental Care

Springbrook_iStock_000011369161_LargeYour pet doesn’t have a symbiotic relationship with another animal like the nile crocodile and egyptian plover bird, but chances are, he or she has one with you. Your pet needs you for a great deal, and the priority list should include keeping up with routine pet dental care. After all, a healthy mouth can mean a healthier pet.

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Why Dental Care Matters To Pets

dentalProtecting your pet’s dental health is just as important as protecting his or her internal health. In fact, they are ultimately one in the same.

While providing your pet with regular dental care can certainly reduce bad breath (which can be an early warning sign of dental disease) and brighten your pet’s smile, these benefits pale in comparison to the long-lasting advantages good oral hygiene can have on your pet’s overall systemic health and longevity.

Without regular dental care, you pet is at a greater risk for a number of issues that can and will affect your pet’s overall wellbeing.

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