February is National Pet Dental Month

Did you know?

 

  • Dental exams should be performed every 6 months once the pet reaches 7 years of age (along with semi-annual physicals).

  • The first sign of dental disease is: halitosis (bad breath).

  • Puppies have 28 temporary teeth beginning at 2-3 weeks of age.

  • Dogs have 42 permanent teeth by the time they are 6 months old.

  • Kittens have 26 temporary teeth beginning at 2 – 3 weeks of age.

  • Cats have 30 permanent teeth – by the time they are 6 months old.

  • Dental hygiene can add 2-4 years to the life of your pet.

  • 70% of cats have dental disease by the time they are 3 years old.

  • 80% of dogs have dental disease by the time they are 3 years old.

  • Small dogs are more likely than large dog breeds to have periodontal disease.

  • Dogs at highest risk for Periodontal Disease: small breeds, short-nosed breeds, Cockers, Beagles, & Greyhounds.

To celebrate National Pet Dental Month we are offering a discount on dental services for the month of February!

Please call 954-434-1029 for more details and to make an appointment.

  • Human life expectancy increased 20 years once people started brushing their teeth on a regular basis.

  • Plaque is a colorless film of bacteria, proteins, sugars, pus, minerals & water and forms continuously.

  • Within 3-4 days plaque begins to harden and calcify into tartar.

  • Periodontal disease is when pockets of infection form under the gum-line (gums become red and swollen).

Ignoring dental care can lead to:

  • Bad breath

  • Swollen, bleeding, & painful gums

  • Loose teeth & tooth loss

  • Difficulty eating

  • Kidney, liver & heart damage