Unhealthy Cat Teeth: 6 Signs and How to Help

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by Brittany Kleszynski, DVM

Dental disease affects a significant portion of cats during their lives. It is reported that 50-90 percent of cats who are over 4 years of age have developed dental issues and unhealthy cat teeth [1]. 

Early stages of dental disease, such as gingivitis, are reversible with appropriate medical care and a professional dental cleaning. However, late-stage tooth decay often requires tooth extraction for full resolution of pain and inflammation.

Poor dental health can negatively affect a cat’s overall well-being and put them at risk for other medical conditions. Fortunately, routine veterinary care and vigilance by pet parents can help reduce the likelihood of unhealthy cat teeth and help keep the mouths of our furry felines clean and pain-free.

Read the full article, “Unhealthy Cat Teeth: 6 Signs and How to Help” on GreatPetCare.com