Malocclusion

  Malocclusion refers to abnormal tooth alignment. The most common malocclusions seen in veterinary medicine are: Overbite – maxilla is longer than the mandible. This bite is never considered normal in any breed and is considered a genetic fault. Under bite...

Feline Dentistry

Like dogs, cats are affected by periodontal disease and fractured teeth, but in addition their oral problems include tooth resorption and stomatitis (inflammation of the oropharynx). Like dogs, cats tend to hide pain and are even better than dogs at hiding oral pain....

Cavities

True bacterial cavities (caries) are relatively rare in our animal patients. There are several reasons for this. First, the oral bacterial flora that live in our animals mouths are different than ours, and don’t tend to cause the acids that cause cavities. Second, our...