News headline pinpoints needs for "paradigm shift" in the way vets approach dentistry. Link here - VET TIMES
Veterinary Times issue June 6th 2011. Link here
We uploaded a number of video clips onto our You Tube Channel
The video files are professioally made and designed to assist owners and practice personnel with various tasks such as toothbrushing in dogs, the awake oral examination, the danger of giving hard toys to "clean teeth" and sharpening instruments. We intend to upload more in due course. A selection of videos is shown below.
This article covers the use of various products by owners in order to keep the teeth clean and the mouth healthy between scaing and polishing procedures. The evidence in favour of daily toothbrushing is overwhelming. This article covers the alternatives often purchased by owners who do not wish to brush and highlights the lack of clinical and/or scientific evidence for many of them. It also covers the sort of damage to teeth that frequently occurs if hard objects are given to provide cleaning or amusement. Bone and hard nylon chews are the main culprits. We know that as little as 90 kg of force (kgf) will fracture the main cusp of the upper carnassial tooth. Given that rawhide chews can provide 200-300 kgf this puts the use of hard nylon chews and bones in perspective as they break the pressure testing probes at 500kgf. DOWNLOAD HERE.
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