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Attention Animal Lovers: Your Pet’s Teeth Also Matters

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

Pets need dental attention too! While your general dentist is probably not qualified to take a peek in your dog’s mouth, that doesn’t mean that you should let your pet skip regular dental visits.

Next time your pet goes to the vet, make sure that they check their teeth. Your pet can suffer from bleeding or swollen gums and plaque buildup if they do not receive a regular brushing.

Picking up a doggy toothbrush and doggy toothpaste can also help your pup stay healthy. Brushing their teeth will help clear away plaque and tartar, saving your pet from oral pain. You can also add a water additive to their bowl which can help break down plaque and reduce further plaque formation.

Next time you are at a pet store, look for tools that will help you keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy.

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Mar
19

A New Solution To Enamel Loss?

Researchers at the University of Southern California have made a major breakthrough in the investigation of tooth enamel regrowth procedures. Tooth enamel is a nonliving tissue; unlike bone, enamel does not regrow naturally in the human body. Lack of tooth enamel can cause sensitivity and even pain in the mouth, making the tooth much more […]

Mar
6

Breastfeeding and Cavities

Many pediatric health experts have confirmed that if a mother can manage it, “breast is best” when it comes to feeding their babies. While the American Pediatric Association recommends breastfeeding for up to a year, a recent study confirms that breastfeeding much longer than that can lead to dental problems for young children. In a […]

Feb
27

Canker Sores: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Ah, canker sores. These tiny, painful bumps are a nuisance at best and totally debilitating at worst. A nasty enough canker sore in a particularly inconvenient place can leave you eating nothing but mashed potatoes and milkshakes for a week. While that sounds pretty delicious in theory, the pain of the canker sore definitely is […]

Feb
20

Ice: A Crystal-Clear Hazard!

Ever have a bad habit that you just can’t break? Chewing on ice may be a habit that can break your teeth. Before you start crunching on the last bits of cubes left in your glass, or reaching for ice chips to busy your mouth, there are a few things you should know: Teeth need […]

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