New Milton Surgery Lymington Surgery
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Dental health involves not just how clean your petís teeth are, but also the alignment of their teeth and jaws, and how healthy their gums are.
∑ Overcrowded teeth, an under-or over-shot jaw and malocclusion (a mouth that can't close properly), can all cause problems for your pet
∑ Abnormal dentition (eg retained baby teeth) can cause problems for similar reasons
∑ Some breeds can be more at risk of dental problems
∑ Plaque and tartar building up on teeth can damage dental health
∑ Gums protect the roots of the teeth from damage and infection
∑ Inflamed or ulcerated gums can be extremely painful for your pet
can I do?
The Ďgold standardí is toothbrushing
∑ If this is not possible, there are other things that can help
Fibre, fibre, fibre!
Wooden toys, fruit tree branches etc (to encourage gnawing)
we can help
Regular checks of your petís teeth and mouth
(e.g. at annual boosters)
Treating existing dental disease
Advising on home dental care