When it comes to a healthy mouth, animals are just like humans. Brushing their teeth and getting dental checkups can keep a pet’s teeth clean and healthy. Because just like in humans, food and bacteria can build up in a pet’s mouth and lead to periodontal disease, a more severe form of gum disease. In this video, animal technicians explain why good dental care is so important for people and pets. Plus, get a close up look inside a dog’s mouth. Use this video to help kids understand that whether you talk, bark, or meow, keeping your teeth and mouth healthy is important.
What do you think could happen to a dog’s teeth if they aren’t brushed very often?
How are animal teeth and human teeth similar?
How are animal and human teeth different?