Signs of Periodontal Disease and Dental Problems
If you want to preserve your pet’s oral health, you need to keep an eye out for problems at home. We recommend routinely looking for signs of dental disease, such as:
- Bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Difficulty chewing
If you notice any of these signs, you’ll want to get your pet to the Affordable Animal Hospital Orange as quickly as possible so our veterinarians can treat the dental disease before it leads to bigger health problems.
Optimal Dental Care for Your Pet
We see it all the time. One day, your pet’s teeth are in great shape – and the next, they’re yellow and decaying.
Periodontal disease emerges quickly, so don’t fall behind on your pet’s cleanings and exams. To ensure your animal companion is receiving optimal dental care, it’s important to provide:
- Comprehensive dental exams twice a year
- Deep dental cleanings once a year
- Regular home dental care and brushings