We recommend regular care of your pets teeth at home (we can teach you how to do this). The bacteria in periodontal disease can damage your pet's liver, heart, and kidneys. This is the most common disease in pets and the most easy disease to go unnoticed by owners. Sadly, pets experience much pain when their gums are diseased. The solution? Make sure your pet gets an annual exam. The doctor will notice if he/she needs a dental cleaning. Dental cleanings include removing diseased teeth if there are any. Your pet will thank you and you'll enjoy better smelling breath!