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Caring for your pet’s teeth is essential for their overall health. But when do you need to take action? How can you tell if something is wrong? Here’s a guide that will help you understand the importance of dental care and what this entails.  

The first step in taking care of your pet’s teeth is to understand the signs and symptoms that indicate dental problems. Dental issues can be difficult to diagnose in animals, so regular checkups are important. Here are some common signs and symptoms of dental problems:  

  • Bad breath  
  • Discoloration or staining of the teeth  
  • Drooling  
  • Excessive chewing on one side of the mouth  
  • Difficulty eating or refusing to eat  
  • Pawing at the face or rubbing it against objects  

If your pet shows any of these signs, it’s important to take action and visit your veterinarian right away. They can diagnose and provide treatment for any dental problems your pet might have.  

Regular checkups can also help prevent dental problems and keep your pet’s teeth healthy. Your veterinarian may recommend scheduling a professional dental cleaning every six months or once a year, depending on the age of your pet. During these visits, they will clean plaque off the teeth, check for any signs of decay or infection, and provide specific advice about how to keep your pet’s teeth healthy.