What causes bad breath?
Did you know that bad breath is the number one reason for a veterinary oral exam? It is often the first sign that there is a more serious oral health problem. This bad breath, also called halitosis, is common when little dental care is provided to the animal. It can also result from other conditions […]
Does my pet have cavities?
In humans, it is common to have cavities, but what about dogs and cats? Can they get cavities too? To answer this question, we must first understand how cavities form. Cavities formation To begin with, cavities are caused by bacteria in the dental plaque. They form in three stages. The first stage does not cause […]
All about brushing my pet’s teeth
In dogs and cats, poor dental hygiene can lead to the development of periodontal disease, which is not only bad breath, but can cause several risks to the general health of the animal. Fortunately, there are several methods to help maintain a good dental health for your pets. One of these is brushing, which is […]
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease in pets. From the age of two years, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats are affected. The prevalence increases with age and is higher in small animals. What does that mean? You’ve probably heard this term before, but didn’t know what it really meant. Periodontal disease […]
Plaque and tartar, what’s the difference?
It is easy to confuse plaque and tartar, but they are two very distinct stages. The difference is mainly microbiological. It also happens that the two are superimposed. What is plaque? Plaque is a biofilm made up of many bacteria that is present on the surface of the teeth. A biofilm can be described as […]