Teeth and gum problems do not affect a pet’s general health.

Dental and periodontal disorders are uncomfortable and painful. These can impact a pet’s health by decreasing appetite overall. Infections anywhere in the mouth can directly affect the individual’s health. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream from the mouth and spread rapidly to other internal organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Finally, malignant oral tumors can be extremely aggressive and can spread to other parts of the body, like liver and lung tissue, even before they cause discomfort or are detected. Healthy teeth and gums are essential to your pet’s physical well-being.