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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Try to imagine living with someone who has never brushed their teeth! Not a pleasant thought, considering the infected teeth and bad breath they’d develop.

Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in dogs and cats. While cavities represent the most common dental disease in humans, pets are more frequently bothered by tartar buildup. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately leading to exposure of the roots. Potential outcomes of this tooth root exposure include gum infections and tooth loss.

Performing a professional dental cleaning is one of the best forms of preventative medicine we can offer. Untreated, the bacteria that cause dental problems enter the blood stream and travel throughout the body to invade vital organs. This spreads the disease from the mouth to the heart, liver and kidneys. In many pets, this flow of bacteria continues for most of their lives and can cause serious damage to these organs lessening the time spent with your trusted companions.

Help us prevent dental problems from becoming life-threatening disease.

Call 541-678-5440 about our February Dental Special!

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