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.

black and white cat on mans shoulder during a hike through aspens

Cats are so tough and so stoic it can often be difficult to tell when they are in pain. Unfortunately, this often leads to our feline companions suffering for an extended period before they receive medical attention. 

senior pug sticking tongue out

Bad breath is often referred to as halitosis by veterinary dentists. Bad breath is a result of the build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque forms as quickly as within 20 minutes after a professional pet dental cleaning. 

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