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Take This Short Quiz and Start Your Dog on its Way to Cleaner Teeth and Fresher Breath.

Dental problems only occur in older dogs? FALSE

• 85% of all animals two years of age or older suffer from periodontal disease.
•Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum tissues surrounding the teeth.
•This condition is most often caused by an accumulation of tartar in the space where the tooth meets the gum.
•Tartar buildup may cause infections which can lead to tooth loss and complications of the liver, heart and kidneys.

The symptoms of periodontal disease are difficult to see? FALSE
A dog with periodontal disease may exhibit the following characteristics:
•Presence of tartar buildup
•Dingy, discolored teeth
•Bad teeth
•Red, swollen and inflamed gum tissue
•Softening of gum tissue, separation of gum tissue from tooth, soreness of gums
•Loose teeth or tooth loss, loss of appetite

Bad breath in dogs can be attributed to poor dental health? TRUE
•Periodontal disease is the cause of 95% of all cases of bad breath in dogs.

An annual dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning can reduce the occurrence of periodontal disease? TRUE
•Periodontal disease can be reduced with a professional teeth cleaning by your veterinarian at least once a year.


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