The Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Brushing french bulldog teeth.

Bad breath is one signal that pet owners should never ignore or accept as normal. Aside from the repellent quality of halitosis, it is directly linked to gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease. It’s also worth mentioning that this stage is the only time that periodontal disease can be stopped in its tracks. Left alone, this common, yet aggressive disease can eventually cause unnecessary suffering, tooth loss, and even systemic illness.