Category: Periodontitis

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, which means it’s time to be reminded of the importance of caring for your pet’s teeth. Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some sign of gum disease by their third birthday? The fact that gum disease can be prevented makes this an especially unfortunate statistic. The oral health of your dog or cat directly relates to their overall health, just as it does for humans. If they develop …

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Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

In 2012, the Center for Disease Control reported that almost half (47%) of all Americans over the age of 30 have some degree of periodontal disease. Even though it’s a disease the affects so many people, most Americans are uneducated about the causes, symptoms, and types of periodontal disease (gum disease). One major gap in understanding is in the differences between gingivitis and periodontitis. What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis? Gingivitis and Periodontitis are both types of periodontal disease. The key …

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