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Fractured Teeth

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Fractured teeth are a common finding in veterinary medicine. Often fractured teeth go unnoticed unless the injury is directly observed. For that reason, veterinarians often identify the fractured teeth incidentally on general routine examination. What causes broken teeth? In dogs, fractured teeth are most often caused by chewing on inappropriately hard objects, such as elk…

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Periodontal Disease

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What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases diagnosed in dogs and cats. Simply put, it is a disease caused by the build-up of plaque along the gumline. Plaque is a sticky material that builds up on teeth and contains millions of bacteria that are protected within the plaque biofilm.…

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