Ted visited our clinic in August for a vaccination and general health check. August was "Dental Month" for our four-legged friends, therefore there was an emphasis on dental prophylaxis and dental homecare.
Ted was given a thorough examination and his teeth were checked for tartar and plaque and any other signs of dental disease. Ted's teeth were classed as Grade 2 which means he would require a dental prophy (clean and polish). Grade 2 dental disease is when there is a small degree of staining on the teeth and some teeth may have significant inflammation and redness of the gums (gingivitis). In addition, the gums can start to recede slightly from the teeth, loosening the periodontal ligament.
Check out our website for step by step instructions on how to examine your pet's teeth and gums and how to maintain healthy gums.