Did you know that your cat has 30 permanent teeth? Feline oral hygiene is important for a cat’s long term health. Many cats require human help to keep their mouths healthy and free from disease.
Food particles and bacteria collect along the gum line forming plaque. If the plaque is not removed, minerals in the saliva combine with the plaque to form tartar which adheres strongly to teeth and invades the gums.
Tartar causes inflammation and redness in the gums known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is also responsible for bad breath.
If the tartar is not removed, it will build up under the gums encouraging bacteria growth and will cause Periodontal Disease.
Periodontal Disease is irreversible and can be very painful to your cat causing loose teeth, abscesses, bone loss and over time can lead to organ damage and a shortened life.