Signs of Dental Problems in Pets: What to Watch For

Brushing dog's teeth.

Our pets need routine veterinary dental examinations to protect their pearly whites from the dangers of dental conditions like periodontal (gum) disease, gingivitis, oral neoplasia, and ulcerative stomatitis. These problems impact 7 out of 10 cats and 8 out of 10 dogs by the time they reach age 3. 

Most of these problems are preventable with appropriate dental care and intervention as quickly as possible when signs of dental disease are spotted.