#1) 85% of pets have periodontal disease (gum disease) by the time they are 3 years of age
Without a proper teeth cleaning regimen, plaque will form into tartar in as little as 24 hours. Tartar built up on teeth will invade the gums and force them away from the root! Once the gums recede, they expose the sensitive, enamel-free part of the tooth and causes them pain.
#2) Bacteria from their gums can travel to their heart, kidneys and liver
Periodontal disease’s affect the overall health and is the beginning of more severe systemic issues. The bacteria from the oral cavity can be released into the circulatory system and travel through the body. Travelling to the heart, the bacteria can damage the cardiac tissue and teal to endocarditis. When bacteria invade the kidneys, it will damage the glomerulus membranes and cause them to function improperly.
#3) Small dog breeds are more likely to develop periodontal disease
Small dogs often have teeth too large for their mouths thus prone to tartar formation, gum recession and eventual loss of teeth. Whereas, larger dog breeds are more likely to suffer from a fractured tooth from aggressive chewing.
#4) Periodontal Disease is preventable, but NOT reversible
Brushing his teeth, giving water additives and a healthy diet are just a few ways you can prevent periodontal disease! Want your pup to brush his own teeth? Ark Natural 4 in 1 Brushless Toothpaste twice a day will abrasively clean teeth, help freshen breath, helps reduce plaque and tartar, and helps fight bacteria.
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