Tooth decay and gum disease in pets

What do gingivitis and tooth decay look like?

cat-need-teeth-cleaning-vet-north-vancouver-west-end-burnaby-new-westminsterThe cat's teeth in this image are a good (horrid?) example of gum disease (peridontal disease) and tooth decay in a cat. This sad cat would have a tough time eating, chewing, grooming and drinking. Their overall health would suffer as a result of reduced nutrition. As well, it is likely that this cat experiences pain on a daily or continuous basis in their mouth. What is truly tragic is that all this could be prevented with regular tooth brushing and regular visits with the veterinary dentist.

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