Dental Care and Your Pets

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.

Discussion Questions

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?