Dog's teeth and periodontal disease:
Puppies have 28 temporary teeth, 14 in the upper jaw and 14 in the lower jaw. These deciduous teeth erupt at about three to four weeks of age. Dogs have 42 permanent teeth, 20 on the top, and 22 on the bottom. These begin to emerge at about four months of age. Dogs have 6 permanent teeth that have 3 roots each, and 14 teeth that each have 2 roots.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and periodontal therapy often comes too late to prevent extensive disease or to save teeth. As a result, periodontal disease is usually under-treated, and may cause multiple problems in the oral cavity and may be associated with damage to internal organs in some patients as they age.
What can we do?
Healthy Smile Pet Dental offers an alternative and safer method to the traditional anesthetic dental procedure by cleaning and maintaining your dog’s oral health with anesthesia-free dental care.
With a regular dental cleaning we prevent problems before they even begin and ensure a longer, healthier life for your dogs.
Our service is a non-invasive method that does not use any medications, sedatives or anesthesia. Our vision is to provide our clients with the safest possible oral cleaning always focusing on preventative care.