"Providing regular oral homecare and regular visits to your family veterinarian or dental specialist will give your pets a longer, healthier and happier life," said Debra Nossaman, DVM, DAVDC, a board-certified veterinary dentist and Texas Veterinary Medical Association member who owns Dallas Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Southlake, Texas.
An unhealthy mouth impacts the rest of a pet's body. Plaque, a sticky substance that builds up in the mouth, contains bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease, which can cause infections and inflammation in the heart valves, liver, kidneys and other organs. Periodontal disease can be prevented by yearly cleanings performed by veterinary professionals that are supplemented by effective in-home dental care.
Talk to your veterinarian for recommendations on how to ensure you're maintaining your pet's dental health at home in between professional cleanings. Some measures that may be suggested include teeth-brushing, dental chews, oral solutions and water additives.
For more information, watch the TVMA Pet Dental Health Month video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?
About The Texas Veterinary Medical Association??
Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224or visit www.tvma.org.
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