Keeping Your Cat's Teeth Research Paper

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Keeping Your Cat's Teeth Healthy | Evergreen Veterinary Clinic
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Your cat's overall health is tied to his or her dental health. Starting a dental regimen and watching over your pet's hygiene can help your cat keep healthy teeth for his or her whole life.
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Important Information for Keeping Your Cat's Teeth Healthy
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You know the importance of maintaining dental health with your own teeth, but you might not often think about how dental health is important for your cat. Your cat's overall health is tied to his or her dental health, and starting a dental regimen can help your cat keep healthy teeth for his or her whole life.
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Therefore, make a habit of checking your cat's teeth regularly, say once a week. When your cat is yawning or meowing, peer inside his or her mouth and take a sniff. Get your cat used to having his or her mouth touched so you can move the lips and look more closely. Then you can get your cat ready for tooth…show more content…
Brushing removes bacteria and plaque, thus preventing problems like periodontal disease.
The brushing process simply involves rubbing feline toothpaste on each tooth. You can use a toothbrush or a piece of gauze on your finger. Feline toothpaste is safe for cats to ingest, but human toothpaste is not. Never use human toothpaste to brush your cat’s teeth—the chemicals will make your cat sick.
If you're training a reluctant cat to have his or her teeth brushed, start slowly. Let him or her lick the feline toothpaste off your finger. Feline toothpaste is usually made to taste like fish or poultry, so hopefully the toothpaste will appeal to your cat.
Next, rub the toothpaste along your cat’s teeth with your finger. Then you can cover your finger with gauze and start the brushing process. If your cat needs more time, then let him or her play with a toothbrush for a few days before you try to use it for feline dental hygiene.
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