Q: Why is oral health so important?

A: Oral and dental disease have been strongly linked to many serious diseases in people and the same is true for dogs and cats. Bacteria trapped in the recesses between gums and teeth can erode ligaments that hold the tooth in place. More importantly, they can gain access to the bloodstream, where they deposit on heart valves and kidney tubules, causing serious damage. Cleaning your pet’s teeth is far more than a cosmetic issue