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Similar to humans, a dog’s teeth can become discolored due to various reasons. Some of these causes are harmless and some could indicate disease or a dead tooth. So what are the causes of discoloration in dog teeth?

English bulldog eating food

The answer to this question is yes and no. There are a lot of factors that determine whether your dog is having a dental issue based on how they eat. First, it’s important to understand that dogs have a different dentition, or set of teeth, compared to people.

white and brown bulldog with an underbite

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are exactly alike. One of the more noticeable variations in canines is an abnormal length of the mandible (lower jaw) compared to the maxilla (upper jaw). All abnormalities of jaw lengths and/or positions are called malocclusions.

white terrier getting teeth brushed by owner

Most veterinarians agree that oral home care is vital for maintaining a healthy oral cavity. Oral home care will minimize the need for extraction therapy and prolonged oral surgery. Breed and genetics play a role in oral health and a predisposition for periodontal disease.

Why is Good Oral Health Important for Your Pet?


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