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  1. Arti says:

    White teeth do not mean that your pet is free from disease. Periodontal disease begins and exists under the gumline where it’s not visible. The only way to prevent or identify periodontal disease early is through regular veterinary dental cleanings under anesthesia, where the pet’s mouth is thoroughly evaluated, cleaned and all the teeth are radiographed to identify bone loss, periodontal pockets and other disease involving the tooth root and surrounding bone. The truth is that you don’t. Unfortunately, by the time there are obvious indications of periodontal disease, which include bad breath and loose teeth, there is already significant damage.

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