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PROTECTING THOSE PEARLY WHITES

There’s an old saying – Ignore your dog’s teeth and they will go away – or worse! Your best buddy has 42 adult teeth. Twelve are incisors in the front, used to grasp. Four canines which are fang-like, used to tear. On the sides there are sixteen premolars used to grind. In the rear are ten molars, also used to grind. Dogs are blessed with a much stronger set of teeth than humans. The enamel that coats the teeth is very thick, making them resistant to cavities. Although cavities may be rare, periodontal disease isn’t. It is a common problem when teeth are neglected. It starts with a brown film called plaque that builds up on the teeth. If untreated, it then becomes a cement-like substance. It

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