Care For Your Dog's Teeth
All Natural and Safe
- Plaque and Tarter Safely Removed
- Stops Bad Breath and Kills Bacteria
- Heals Gum Disease
- Great Results in Several Weeks
- No Risk of Dangerous Anesthesia
- Works for All Breeds of Dogs
Dog Dental Facts
* Puppy teeth come in at about three to four weeks old. There are twenty-eight temporary puppy teeth. The upper jaw holds 14 teeth as does the lower jaw.
* Dog teeth begin to come it at about four months old. There are 42 permanent dog teeth. The upper jaw holds 20 teeth and the lower jaw holds 22 teeth (Figure 1).
* There are six permanent dog teeth that have three roots each and 14 permanent dog teeth that have two roots each.
* The temporary puppy tooth should fall out before the adult tooth grows back in its place. If the puppy tooth does not fall out first and is still in place when the adult tooth begins to come through, it is called a retained deciduous tooth. If this occurs, take your dog to the veterinarian so the dog’s occlusion is not affected. About puppy teeth: It's easier to train a puppy to accept proper dog dental care than when he or she becomes older. Dog owners must be aware how important dog teeth care is for their pet.
* Eighty percent of dogs have signs of gum disease by age three, according to studies done on detail disease on dog teeth. The symptoms exhibited include tartar buildup along the dog’s gum line, which is yellow and brown in color, red, inflamed gums, and persistent bad breath.
* A symptom that should not be ignored is facial swelling below the eye. This swelling is usually caused by an infection of the fourth premolar tooth, or the carnassial tooth.
* Sneezing and nasal discharge can also be a sign of infection, this time to the upper canine tooth. If left unchecked, this infection can lean to an oronasal fistula, an opening between the mouth and the nasal cavity.
* Large dog breeds are less likely to develop periodontal disease than small dog breeds. Dog teeth in small breeds are often too large for the dog’s mouth, according to veterinary experts in dentistry.
* Broken dog teeth are a common problem, especially with dogs that spend the majority of their time outdoors. Working dogs use their canine teeth to perform essential functions such as carrying prey and other objects. A veterinary dentist can repair a cracked or broken dog tooth with a metal crown. Click here for more info about dog dental care