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Gum disease is a major cause or tooth loss. The best way to avoid gum disease and tooth loss is to maintain healthy gums. That way the gum tissues keeping teeth in place stay strong.

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We humans brush our teeth at least twice a day in order to keep our teeth healthy and cavity free. Dogs and cats have teeth just like we do, and the same conditions that lead to our tooth and gum problems also occur in our pets mouths. Oral hygiene has perhaps been the most neglected aspect of pet health care. Lets now look at some facts about pets dental structure.

Types of teeth : Mammalian carnivores have teeth that line the upper and lower jaws. There are four types of teeth with different functions: Incisors: cutting and nibbling food

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Many parents want to know: At what age should I brush and floss my child’s teeth? A good rule is to start toothbrushing and flossing as soon as the child has teeth that are in contact with each other, usually around age two to three years. Once teeth reach this point, food particles can get caught between them and foster the growth of bacteria and the development of plaque.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents should be brushing a toddler’s teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled brush specially designed for toddlers small mouths and delicate gums.

Oral Care Tips Stage 1 (4-24 months) :

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Archaeological evidence of the dentistry of antiquity suggests that treatment included medical methods of combating dental affections, mechanical means of treatment such as retentive prosthesis and the art of applying artificial substitutes for lost dental structures.

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As a common practice, most of the dental surgeons have standard post surgery instructions printed which are handed over to the patient. One must follow these instructions given by the dentist. Apart from those instructions there are few things which need to be taken care post extraction.

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